At Franche Community Primary School we recognise every child as an individual. At times children have feelings of worry, sadness, anxiety, low mood or they might be struggling with something else such as panic, poor sleep or stress. Alongside our positive and nurturing ethos across school, we have many tools and strategies to support the wellbeing of children and families.
Our Mental Health Waves of Support provide strategies and support for children across school.
We work very closely with our NHS Education Mental health Practitioners (EMHP). Stacey Pritchard and Hayley Moore work with children and families on school site every Wednesday. This support is accessible through a referral process and is often an escalation of additional support following strategies put in place at school and at home. The EMHP team are able to support anxiety, low mood, thought challenging, sleep hygiene, mild phobias, worry management and behaviour strategy support for parents.
A drop-in session for parents to receive advice and support takes place the first Wednesday of the month.
Please contact school on 01562 751788 to book into the drop-in.
Education Mental Health Practitioner
Senior Practitioner Mental Health Nurse
We are very lucky at Franche to have a school therapy dog that works with children who are struggling emotionally or with their mental health.
Harvey brings a different kind of emotional support to children that adults cannot provide. Children enjoy spending time with him and take part in a variety of tasks ie training, reading to him, grooming and going for walks in our extensive grounds. The impact of spending time with a therapy dog has been hugely positive for many children across school.