Understanding Anxiety in Children and Adolescents, with Dr Mary Miller

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 28 August 2020
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Understanding Anxiety in Children and Adolescents, with Dr Mary Miller

This course is designed to help school leaders/ teachers/ support staff to recognise and understand common types of anxiety that students of all ages may be experiencing. This workshop will help teachers understand anxiety and the triggers that contribute to student anxiety. We will examine practical ways to help support students with anxiety and discuss evidence-based strategies that work. These are explained through hands-on activities and  examples.


At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Recognise common types of anxiety in students (children and adolescents)
  • Understand how anxiety affects young people
  • Gain knowledge about the types of treatments available
  • Practice skills to help support students with anxiety.

Mary Miller currently works in private general clinical practice, as well as running mental wellbeing training for businesses (

She has previously worked at the Auckland District Health Board, at a private eating disorder service and in private general clinical practice.

She has also lectured on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

She has experience working with a wide range of symptoms including depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, perfectionism, and eating disorders. Mary specialises in a range of issues including stress, burnout, low self-esteem, low mood and worry. She has a particular interest in work-related stress and developing mental resilience.

Events summary


20 November 2020 – 20 November 2020

Further information

Contact: Kohia Centre

 (09) 623 8977