A school-based, performance-led mental health resource for primary aged children delivered by a team of trained actors.
The Fantastic FRED Experience is available to the NHS, local authorities, and other public or private sector providers to commission in order to reach and equip primary school children across the UK.
Fantastic FRED is a resource targeted at delivering preventative mental health education in schools for children in reception and Years 1 to 6.
It is specifically designed to inform, equip and build resilience with simple, memorable and practical ways that young children can look after their mental health.
The letters in FRED’s name represent the areas of educational focus:
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Ensuring the young children of our nation have the mental health support and resilience tools they need is more critical now than ever before.
The current COVID-19 pandemic, combined with enforced lockdowns and disruption to everyday life, has had a major impact on children’s mental health with many experiencing severe emotional challenges as a direct result.
The Fantastic FRED Experience is a mental health resource that’s all about prevention. With half of all mental health problems being established by the age of 14, the younger we engage children to equip and build emotional resilience the more likely we are to prevent mental health challenges developing when they are older.
The Fantastic Fred Experience is part of the Good Mental Health Matters campaign, launched by NHS Kent in 2019, to help raise awareness of mental health among young people in Kent, and equip children at a very early age to improve their lifelong emotional resilience.
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 Fantastic FRED Experience is an approved and immediately available resource for the NHS, local authorities, and other public sector providers to commission to reach and equip primary school children in your region.
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"The actors enthralled the children who thought the experience was amazing."
"We were told by parents that their children went home and spoke about the show."
"My class remembered so many facts and the FRED acronym really stuck in their heads."
"The children are still talking about FRED and we will be following up with reminders in assembly and PSHE."
The Fantastic Fred Experience
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