School Kids Intervention Program

The School Kids Intervention Program (SKIP) is a multidisciplinary, family-centred service for children aged 4 to 12 years who are overweight or obese. It aims to improve the health and wellbeing of children and their families through regular access to a paediatric specialist, a paediatric dietician, as exercise physiologist and a psychologist.

Our team works with you and your child to develop goals that support improvements in the health and wellbeing of the whole family.

For more information, please contact the SKIP Coordinator on 02 6205 4177 or email SKIP@act.gov.au

You can also read the information in the links below:

Eligibility

To be eligible for this service, you must meet the following criteria:

  • children are aged between 4 and 12
  • children have a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than the 95th percentile for age and gender or a BMI greater than the 85th percentile with comorbidities

This service is not available to people with:

  • a psychological illness that impairs the ability to actively participate in the treatment program
  • binge eating with concurrent purging through vomiting, laxatives or excessive exercise
Referrals

ACT Health professionals

Please complete the SKIP Referral Form and email it to SKIP@act.gov.au

Referrals should include client details (name, date of birth, client ID, address, contact details), height, weight, BMI, relevant medical history and blood results.

Non-ACT Health professionals

Please complete the SKIP Referral Form and send it via fax to 02 6205 1198. Referrals should include client details (name, date of birth, client ID, address, contact details), height, weight, BMI, relevant medical history and blood results.

If you would like to self-refer, please contact the SKIP Coordinator

Page last updated on: 1 Oct 2018