An evidence-based social & emotional skills training program

ACCESS Paediatric Clinic offers the popular social skills enrichment program developed by Mark Le Messurier and Madhavi Nawana Parker.

What’s The Buzz? is a 16 week program that follows the story of Archie, a character who encounters various social experiences and dilemmas. Participants of the program learn how to help Archie problem solve through various games, puzzles and quizzes. Each week presents a new lesson on various social and emotional principles that occur in our every day lives.

The character Archie ages through the stories, and his experiences change accordingly. There are 3 programs that cover various social and emotional experiences relevant to the age of Archie and the participants. It is important that children are grouped together with children of a similar age/school year level in order to achieve the best outcomes.

What’s The Buzz? at ACCESS Paediatric Clinic is run by two of our allied health practitioners, who were both trained personally by Mark Le Messurier!

Contact us at admin@accesspaediatricclinic.com.au to book in – Spots are limited so be quick!

Program 1: Early Learners

For children aged 5-8 years, lessons include:

  • Meeting people and discovering differences
  • Joining in
  • Sharing and taking turns
  • Cooperation
  • Waiting
  • Making it better
  • Winning and losing “gracefully”
  • Fact or opinion: staying friendly over different ideas
  • Working with feelings
  • Angry feelings
  • Building healthy bodies, happy minds and steady feelings
  • Honesty – “telling the truth”
  • Saying “no”
  • Empathy
  • Worry – knowing about it and dealing with it
  • Time to say goodbye

Program 2: Primary Students

For children aged 9-11 years, lessons include:

  • Meeting people and exiting
  • Seeking attention
  • Peer pressure – when to follow and when to go your own wayng friendly
  • Competition – winning and losing with style
  • Feelings – yours, mine and everyone’s
  • Feelings and the warning signs
  • Feelings and thinking positively
  • Feelings and wellbeing
  • Empathy
  • Anxiety – name it and work with it
  • Handling disappointment
  • Bullying and bullying-styled behaviours, dealing with them
  • The connecting “ART” of conversation
  • Self-awareness, building emotional intelligence and identity
  • The value of giving encouraging feedback

Program 3: Teenagers

For teenagers aged 12-15 years, lessons include:

  • The ins and outs of friendships
  • What is a friend?
  • Getting attention
  • Wellbeing and social media
  • Empathy
  • Resilience
  • Dealing with disappointment – loss and grief
  • Handling anxiety
  • Responding to dominating behaviours
  • Being hurt, trolled or abused online
  • Maintaining relationships – feedback and compliments
  • Effective listening
  • Competition, winning and losing
  • Charity – acts of kindness
  • Perseverance
  • Self-identity