Dear Parents, 

Does your child have fears resulting in anxiety and distress? If so, please read the information below, as we may be able to help. 

The Pre-schoolers Overcoming Phobias (POP!) trial is a world-first study, located at Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, considering phobias (anxiety disorder resulting from specific fears) in children aged 3-6 years. We provide free assessment and all treatment is provided free of charge. Participants will also receive gift vouchers as reimbursement for their time participating in the study. Some of the most common fears we see in young children are dogs, the dark, water, costumed characters, and loud noises, and we know there are many more. 

If you think your child may be eligible for this study, please don’t hesitate to contact us and find out if we can help.

This study is a NHMRC Funded Research Trial (2019-2023) by world leaders in child anxiety treatment from Australia and USA.

More information about the study can be found here: 

https://www.griffith.edu.au/griffith-health/school-applied-psychology/research/pre-schoolers-overcoming-phobias 

Pre-schoolers overcoming phobias – Griffith University  Specific phobias affect approximately 10% of children, adolescents, and adults. They are among the earliest disorders to onset, occurring in children as young as 3 years.  www.griffith.edu.au 

Pre-Schoolers Overcoming Phobias

Telephone: (07) 5678 8317

Email: pop-gc@griffith.edu.au