The Whole Student Programme © provides holistic health and wellbeing support to students aged 12-19 to help them prosper in health, life and in their learning.
We offer a unique service integrating an in-depth holistic healthcare approach with the wise counsel and pragmatic interventions of an experienced teacher.
The programme is led by Charlotte Fraser, an award-winning nutritionist and holistic health practitioner, in partnership with Rachel Harris, an experienced teacher and veteran of the classroom.
We work with individual students, parents, SENCO, schools, and other educational experts to establish a truly holistic and joined-up approach to improve the health and wellbeing of the student, both in and outside the classroom. The Whole Student Programme © can also complement and integrate with the work of Educational Psychologists.
We are proud to also be working in collaboration with Think Healthy Me, an organisation committed to delivering personalised, high quality, sustainable health and well-being benefits for everyone.
The Whole Student Programme ©
Each programme is tailored to the individual needs of each student, starting with the initial 4-month evaluation programme. The timeline allows for nutritional and other interventions to have time to take effect. The core programme includes:
- 60 minute initial meeting with student and parents
- Online Cambridge Brain Sciences health assessment and report
This includes cognitive assessments tailored to measure memory, reasoning, verbal ability, and attention scientifically and objectively; these are all facets of cognition that are important in everyday life. There are also screens for anxiety, depression, ADHD and stress as required
- Confidential 90-minute initial nutrition consultation
- Two 60-minute follow-up nutrition appointments
Spaced 6 weeks apart, these include further CBS health assessments to evaluate progress, with a follow-up report
- Regular liaison to ensure an integrated approach with the student, parents/carer and school
- Final consultation with report and recommendations to student, parents/carer and school
- Follow-up review with the student and Rachel Harris. This is to evaluate progress, to find out how the student has been coping at school, to listen, and address any need areas.
We may integrate additional expert practitioners into the programme dependent on the individual needs of the student. These might include NLP and movement coaches, mindfulness and resilience experts, etc. Some of these experts are amongst the highly skilled Associates at Think Healthy Me.
Where required, we may also signpost clients to other professionals. For example: occupational therapists, paediatricians, psychotherapists, optometrists, speech and language therapists, medical-based ADHD assessment centres, etc.
There is the option to extend programmes and we also offer annual check-ups and reviews.
Who can Benefit from The Whole Student Programme ©?
In recent years, more and more teenagers have been presenting with emotional and physical health problems. At the same time, there has been a growing tendency to label, diagnose and medicalise children, with children themselves also increasingly self-diagnosing and identifying within mental and emotional health groups. Where should parents look for help for their children in this situation? All too often, SENCOs are overstretched with a four-month backlog on two days a week. GP referrals can take months.
For all the buzz surrounding ‘Holistic Education’ and the need for a ‘Whole Child’ curriculum, there is still no service available to students, parents and teachers offering a truly holistic approach to the health and wellbeing of students. Certainly not one combining nutrition and wellbeing expertise, scientific assessment and screening, steered by a teacher experienced in the realities of the classroom.
This is where The Whole Student Programme © comes in.