At Bloom Wellbeing we love running groups – there’s so much children can gain from participating in a group program. We have a wide range of groups on offer at our Port Adelaide clinic every term, so there’s bound to be something for your child.
Click on the group program images below for more information on each specific group – or click the link to visit our Facebook events page, where all of our upcoming groups are listed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have to be an existing client to join a group?
No. Please contact us at the clinic to enquire about a group or see the ‘Group Program Screening Interview’ process when you click on any of our group programs.
Do I as a parent/caregiver need to be with my child for the group?
If your child has some difficulty with transitioning, we can allow the parent/caregiver to walk to child down to our group therapy room, then we ask parents/caregivers to either wait in the waiting room, or they can leave and come back at the end of the group session for pickup.
How many people are in a group?
We like to have a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 8 participants to a group.
How long does a group session go for?
A standard group session is 60 minutes in duration.
What is the payment process?
Invoices for a group program are sent on a weekly basis following each session.
What NDIS budget do your group programs come out of?
NDIS funding can be used for all our services including the group programs. You can have the choice whether the remaining program cost comes out of the core budget or the capacity building budget. Please speak with your plan manager or support coordinator to determine which budget is used for the child’s group participation.
Please note: For Puberty Plus programs, the handbook must come out of the core budget.
Do you only run group programs during term time?
Our group programs run during school terms, with some programs being offered during school holidays as required in an intensive one-day format eg Well Girls, Being Boys, Gender Inclusive, Play Skills.
Downloadable Fact Sheets
Did you know our Puberty Plus Program is now available online?
What do we cover in Puberty Plus?
Our most important message to young people is that puberty is totally normal and happens to everyone!
While some of the topics covered may not be relevant to your child, the program is designed so that you can skip the parts you don't need.
We recognise that many young people undertaking this course may identify as trans, non-binary or be gender-questioning. So we've put everything in the one gender-inclusive program. We believe it is important for all people to understand how bodies of all genders are structured and function.
- Getting to know yourself
- Your body
- Keeping it clean: all about hygiene
- Menstruation - getting your period
- Menstruation - managing your period
- Big feelings
- The people around you
- Friends & peer pressure
- Gender stereotypes
- Being more confident
* The program also includes a section containing several fun practical activities, that may require assistance from an adult e.g. to collect the supplies you need and help with safety.
Want an example of our online program?
Check out the video below on body changes.
Ready to get started?
Puberty Plus Online is a self-paced version of our in-person Puberty Plus program. It can be accessed from anywhere in the world, via your PC, laptop or tablet, for just $A197
If you are a self or plan managed NDIS client, you may also be able to seek reimbursement for the cost of this program from the NDIS.
You may also want to arrange for one of our OTs or OT Assistants to provide you with weekly Zoom support to work through the program online, which may be covered under your NDIS funding.