The SURF Project (Skills for Understanding Relationships and Feelings)

COMPLETED: The SURF Project is a collaborative research project between the University of New South Wales and Royal Far West aimed at improving the effectiveness of prevention, early intervention and treatment of child and adolescent developmental and mental health problems.

The program aims to identify the abilities of children with a variety of developmental and mental health difficulties to ‘read’ emotions in other people and evaluate an innovative treatment to assist in this area. It is well suited to the diverse clientele and services provided through Royal Far West and is designed to produce outcomes that can be directly translated into clinical practice in community settings.