The Magic Coat Creating Calm, Confident and Caring Kids
The Magic Coat - Creating Calm, Confident and Caring Kids

The Magic Coat is an analogy of an imaginary coat that helps children to feel safe and deal with a number of difficult situations they may come across in their young lives.

The Inaugural Magic Coat Dinner

The Inaugural Magic Coat Dinner for Make A Difference Foundation WA being held on October 16th, 2020 at Crown Ballrooms would not be possible without the help of our partners and sponsors.
 

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If you'd like to be a part of 2021, please email admin@themagiccoat.com

What is the Magic Coat?

The Magic Coat is a tool that has been developed to help create confident, calm and caring kids who know how to problem solve, feel safe and manage their emotions appropriately so that they have good mental health and well being. Our program helps children learn to take control and responsibility for their own world and to create positive relationships with adults and children around them.

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About the Founder

Di Wilcox is the founder of The Magic Coat. Di has a Bachelor of Social Science in Women and Children Studies and a Diploma of Education. In 2013 she received Momentums Most Inspirational Woman of the year award and in 2012 and 2014 she was a top three finalist for the Pride of Australia Medal. Most recently in 2017, Rotary International presented Di with a Pride of Workmanship award.

After teaching both nationally and internationally, Di was astounded at the number of children who were unable to focus at school. She spent her recess and lunch times speaking with children who she could see were struggling to concentrate, to find out what was going on in their minds. Di discovered that most of these children loved school but could not focus because of all the worries that they had going on in their lives both in and out of school.

After some research, particularly in the area of Positive Psychology Di wrote lessons for her own class to help them manage these worries and build resilience. It didn’t take long before other teachers were asking her to work with their students and then other schools. Soon Di left teaching to focus 100% on developing a program that could provide a common language for adults and children to share, that would help children to build confidence, manage their emotions, build resilience and encourage empathy for others.

This is when The Magic Coat Program was developed and, after three years of piloting the program, Di now presents to hundreds of parents and children but also trains teachers, psychologists, social workers, women refuge workers and the police in how to use the program and resources with the children with whom they work.

Di is available as a keynote and inspirational speaker for corporate events globally and also provides life coaching for children and their families.

Find Out About The Magic Coat Team

Direction Psychology

Magic Coat has teamed up with Direction Psychology here in Western Australia to offer a six week course for children. In this six week course children will be provided with the Magic Coat skills and strategies for social/emotional intelligence and well being in a small group setting with a clinical psychologist. The benefits of this are that your child's individual social/emotional needs can be assessed and further help and support offered where necessary. For further information please email groups@directionpsychology.com.au

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