Did you know that the prevalence of anxiety in young people in Australia is fast increasing with stats that show approximately 13% of Australians experience anxiety (Source ABS) – with anxiety being even more common for people on the spectrum? This means that in your professional and personal life you are likely to interact with someone that may be experiencing anxiety on a regular basis. High levels of anxiety can prevent an individual from experiencing successful community participation and may impact on their independence. This workshop is designed for professionals, and covers the following topics:
- The importance of identifying the signs of anxiety
- The five different levels of anxiety
- How to support an individual at each level of anxiety
- How to support individuals in self-identifying their levels of anxiety
- Effective strategies that can assist with reducing anxiety and reducing the impact of anxiety on their day
If you are attending an Autism SA face to face workshop as part of your work or duties, you will be obliged by the SA Government Direction to provide proof of vaccination (or exemption) when you arrive at our premises.
To ensure we prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and reduce the risk of exposure to our clients, our staff and visitors, when you arrive you will be asked to examine your own health and answer the following questions:
- Have you been in close contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (or suspected, awaiting a test outcome) coronavirus?
- Have you returned from overseas in the past 14 days?
- Are you feeling sick with fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or fatigue?
- Have you been instructed by a healthcare professional to get tested for COVID-19?
Please note that if you are unwell or at risk of COVID-19, you will not be able to attend the face-to-face workshop at that time. Our team will work with you to find an alternative solution.