Good Mental Health Matters
7 February 2019
NHS Kent will launch the pop-up mental health experience for Kent Primary schools on 6 March 2019.
The NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Kent will launch an exciting new Good Mental Health Matters resource for Kent's Primary school children on the 6 March 2019 at the Maidstone TV Studios.
Over 110 schools are already booked to attend.
The 'Fantastic Fred Experience' is a live, interactive and educational mental health resource delivered in a touring, pop-up inflatable classroom. During each 30 minute performance, Fantastic Fred will teach children in Years 1 to 6 simple and memorable ways to look after their mental health - with the letters in Fred's name representing the areas of educational focus:
- Food - Eating the right foods
- Rest - Getting enough sleep
- Exercise - Being active
- Digital - Managing time spent online.
Up to 40 children can be accommodated for each performance which will be delivered up to 7 times each day by an experienced schools theatre company.
The Fantastic Fred Experience is part of the Good Mental Health Matters campaign, launched in 2016, 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.
Rachel Jones, Chair, Kent Children and Young People Mental Health and Well Being Transformation Board, said: "The NHS believes that it is essential to reach Primary school-aged children and teach them positive ways in which they can look after their mental health. By providing support through our Primary schools, we aim to prevent many young people from developing mental health challenges as they get older."
Schools and other relevant organisations supporting the wellbeing of young people can book their Fantastic Fred launch experience at the Good Mental Health Matters website
For more information please contact The Fantastic Fred Team by calling 01892 750900 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fantastic Fred Team
Telephone: 01892 750900