The Anxiety Project


Through The Anxiety Project the NSWPPA provides an early intervention solution for childhood anxiety. The project is a two-year supported commitment and addresses a number of factors and populations. The following will be addressed by building the capacity of school leaders, teachers, school staff and parents to reduce children’s anxiety levels in NSW schools:

  1. School Leaders - through professional learning for school leaders they will design protocols and establish a culture
    within their schools aimed at helping children build resilience.
  2. Implementation Coaches (ICs) - through having ICs in schools it will be possible to support teachers (through in-class
    mentoring) and parents (through the provision of parent education groups).
  3. Teachers - through the provision of professional learning for teachers it will be possible to counter anxiety habits in
    children, as they arise in the school environment.
  4. Whole School Staff – through the provision of professional learning for all staff it will be possible to
    counter anxious behaviour in a consistent and one-on-one setting with those children needing additional support.
  5. Parents - by providing family management training for parents, we can equip parents to better deal with a child’s
    mild-level anxiety at home.

There has been some recent press around the positive results the research component of the project is demonstrating for both kids and the school staff involved in the project. You can see links to these recent interviews and articles below:

Click here to view the ABC TV News Breakfast Interview

Click here to view the 2GB 7.30am news Interview

Click here to view the ABC Breakfast Radio Interview

Click here to view the The Educator Interview 

Click here to listen to our podcast: Transforming Schools: Addressing Student Anxiety and Empowering Youth with Rob Walker 

See the attached  flier for The Anxiety Project. We are taking EOIs for the 2025 / 2026 intake with briefing sessions commencing in Term 4 of this year for Leaders and Implementation Coaches taking part in the project.

You can fill out an EOI here for updates and more information:

Click here to complete the EOI Form 

If you have any questions about the project or would like a presentation at your local PPC meeting you can contact The Anxiety Project General manager on on 0404 011 135.