What you get by completing this session

  • 40 mins of CPD

    A 30 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Receive a certificate once you complete the session. Download this from your student dashboard or in your course completion email

  • Easy CPD Documentation

    Fill out the CPD Documentation activity at the end of the session, receive a PDF summary of your CPD activity and reflection right to your email inbox to save or print out!

What you'll learn in this expert session

How important is anxiety and how do we know if normal stress is becoming an anxiety disorder? This presentation will address these questions as well as discuss how we classify anxiety and how we can help manage anxiety disorders in children.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the risk factors, signs and symptoms of anxiety in children
  • Recognise the impact of anxiety on the lives and wellbeing of children
  • Develop useful dialogues to assess and assist children and young people with anxiety 
  • Use lifestyle modifications to help children manage their anxiety

About the Expert

Dr Andrew Leech

Dr Andrew Leech is a General Practitioner in Perth, Western Australia. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery through the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, he holds an undergraduate Bachelor of Science and Andrew has achieved the FRACGP fellowship in 2014. He has also completed the Child Health Diploma through the University of Sydney. Dr Leech is an advisor to Emerging Minds, part of the National Workforce to improve paediatric mental health awareness and training of health professionals in Australia. He co-authored the online course A GP Framework For Child Mental Health Assessment (five to 12 years). He advises and presents mental health training sessions for the RACGP. Dr Leech also works for Headspace Fremantle, consulting young people between the ages of 12 to 25. He trains future doctors at the Notre Dame Medical School and registrars at WAGPET. In 2020, Dr Leech was selected to take part in the RACGP Future Leaders Program and this year is on a WA Health Department Ministerial Taskforce for the Mental Health Commission of WA.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    Paediatric Anxiety

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (30 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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