In order for students to thrive at Franklin College the Thrive Mental Health and Wellbeing Model (please see below) is to be applied. The Thrive Model outlines the different levels of support that are available based on the varying needs of the students and supports a whole college approach to mental health and wellbeing. By ensuring that students receive the best targeted support and that Franklin as a whole are working collectively as a college to support mental health and wellbeing, it is hoped that students will be able to thrive.
Mental health and wellbeing is everybody’s responsibility and the Thrive model is designed to prevent mental health and wellbeing concerns escalating and provide a Whole College Approach. The students should receive the right support at the right time to ensure their mental health and wellbeing is looked after appropriately and that all staff are trained to provide advice and guidance as appropriate but also know when to signpost to the next level.
The Thrive models aims and objectives are:-
Below are some examples of what level of support is required for varying concerns and who is responsible for providing that support. This is just a general overview and there will be flexibility in the approach as appropriate.
Progress Coaches /Teaching Staff / Learning Support / Support Staff - Advice and Signposting
Wellbeing Officer and Wellbeing Team - Short Term Low Level Intervention
Counselling Services – Specialised Longer Term Intervention
Safeguarding Team – Crisis Support and High Level Intervention
The Wellbeing Hub is used as a quiet space for students and Max, our Wellbeing Worker is based in there should you wish to talk to someone.
You can find therapeutic colouring, crafts, jigsaw puzzles and other quiet activities to do in there should you wish to, or you can simply sit and relax, or alternatively complete some independent study.
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As part of the Thrive programme the following are some of the external agencies we work with to provide the best wellbeing support for our students: