Inside Out 4 Kids

INSIDE OUT 4 KIDS (IO4K) offers early intervention wellbeing programs to children, together with education and training for families and schools focusing on the development of emotional literacy skills. These programs and professional learning opportunities are an initiative of Launceston City Mission with the aim of assisting children to develop healthy coping strategies to manage change. All IO4K programs and training are delivered by trained facilitators in safe, confidential, and supportive environments.

The programs we offer for children in schools are:

– CHANGE, GRIEF AND LOSS: This is a small group education program providing an opportunity to improve understanding of change, grief and loss.

– EMOTIONAL LITERACY – EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PRIMARY: This is offered in two stages – K-Grade 2 and Grades 3-6 age groups. Working with class groups, experienced facilitators enhance children’s understanding of emotions and physiological responses, which helps with self-expression.

– UNDERSTANDING WORRY: This is a psychoeducation program designed to support young people aged 7-12 who experience patterns of anxiety which may be impacting on their activities of daily living. Understanding Worry aims to improve awareness of the connection between the brain, thought processes and emotions.

Launceston City Mission customised Change, Grief & Loss in 2017 for Tasmanian school students to support them in moving towards healing when working through significant change, for example, family breakdown, or the death of someone close to them.

Our education and training for families, schools staff and other professionals who work together with children can be online or face-to-face.

Who this service is for

Children, families in need of support or people working with children who need guidance on how to support a child moving through change, grief, loss and/or anxiety.

Training and professional development is offered to Teachers, Social Workers, School Health Nurses, Chaplains, Youth Development Officers, Family Support Workers, and others who work with children and families.


Program in schools with children – free

Training – prices vary depending on courses chosen.

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Opening Hours

Regular office hours are 9am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday.

Accessibility Support

Please see website

How this service is delivered

  • Face-to-face

    Programs are held regularly. Please call or email the IO4K team for more information
    Each term we release our calendar which details our Professional Learning events and community information sessions. Please see our website for more information

  • Call or visit us online

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  • We'll come to you (outreach)

    City Mission conducts this program in local schools with small groups

    Please contact us to arrange participation in one of our programs

Updated: 12/12/2023

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48 Frederick Street, Launceston TAS, Australia
57 Mount Street, Burnie TAS, Australia

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