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Clinical Foundations

Originally commissioned by Kent NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups as part of the Kent Local Transformation plan for Children, Young People and Young Adult’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health, the Fantastic FRED Experience sought to address a lack of practical and readily available mental health resources for primary schools.

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Its origins and conceptual foundations include independent clinical review and approval, as well as wide-ranging and multi-stakeholder engagement with teachers, parents, education and health professionals, consultants and commissioners.

The letters in FRED’s name represent the areas of educational focus:

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Eating the right foods
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Getting enough sleep
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Being active
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Managing time on digital devices

After extensive consultation, research and development, The Fantastic FRED Experience was formally launched and made available at no cost to all Kent primary schools.

Specifically designed to inform, equip and build resilience, the resource delivers simple and practical ways for young children to look after their mental health via a live educational, interactive theatrical performance.

The Fantastic FRED Experience has been developed and tested to engage children in both Key Stages 1 & 2. It is designed intentionally as a special experience to provide a memorable learning moment for all of the children who it serves. It is deliberately fun, interactive and immersive to facilitate long term recall of key emotional resilience messages.

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The fantastic fred experience advantages

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any limitations that schools may experience and therefore increases reach to all schools, regardless of size and sector.
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and speed of set up enables the ability to visit multiple schools in a single day.

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engaging performances
in a mobile classroom or within a school to meet individual requirements.
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All season
activations across the entire academic year.
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space designed and built specifically to elevate the entire experience.
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environment for those schools offering special educational services.

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See what headteachers are saying!
"Highly enthusiastic presentation alongside the knowledge-rich content."
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"The actors enthralled the children who thought the experience was amazing."

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"We were told by parents that their children went home and spoke about the show."

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"Parents on the gate the next day were talking about the experience and how the children had been informing their parents."
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"My class remembered so many facts and the FRED acronym really stuck in their heads."

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"The children are still talking about FRED and we will be following up with reminders in assembly and PSHE."

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