SMILES Program: Kit downloads

Erica Pitman, Australia

The SMILES program has been designed specifically for a group of 8-12 year olds, or a group of 13-16 year olds who have a mother, father, brother or sister experiencing a mental illness (particularly schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression or anxiety).

Erica Pitman, the author of the SMILES Program (Simplifying Mental Illness + Life Enhancement Skills), has generously provided the full course and downloadable resources to assist others to implement the program in their local area.

Erica writes “I recommend that the program be delivered as it has been designed, over three consecutive days, using the suggested daily plan. This has proved to be a very effective format (see program evaluation contained in the information & guidelines section).

The life skills activities are appropriate for use in individual counselling sessions, may be adapted for use with other populations and have all been used successfully with adults as well as children.”

Access the full program guidelines and downloads via the link above.

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