What is the ‘Lets GROW Together’ Intervention?

Fresh Little Minds ‘Lets GROW Together’ programme is a targeted early intervention programme tier 2–3 intervention for carers/parents and child/ren to undertake together.
This intervention has been successful in supporting and deescalating the stresses experienced by many families on waiting lists for CAMHS & ASD services.  Parents/carers are empowered to become proactive in supporting their own children’s emotional wellbeing and coping strategies. Results have included a reduction in overwhelm, more empowered parents, and a clinical prediction for reduced risk for mental disorders including depression, anxiety, concentration disorder and ASD.
This initiative aims to improve the health and wellbeing of parents & children through nurturing resilience.
The programme will build resilience amongst children and their carers and supports families develop skills and knowledge in these areas:

“We can now talk about feelings and what may have caused them. We can use movement either by stretching or running around. We can
think about breathing and remember that feelings and thoughts aren’t facts.”

Fresh Little Minds Parent

Where does this intervention fit into mental health services?

Tier 2 – lower Tier 3

This is a targeted Therapeutic Psychoeducation Intervention that that supports parents to build positive relationships, connect with their child and learn strategies for strengthening resilience and mental health together with one another. Within this intervention there will be a focus on a unique goal or need identified for the individual parent/child.

Who is it for?

Committed Parents/Carers & their Child aged 4 – 12yrs

The programme supports carers and children in a wide range of circumstances.  This is not an exhaustive list, but many children who take part in this service present with…
  • Low confidence
  • Are struggling with the impact of bullying
  • Physical Illness
  • Struggling generally
  • Family difficulties
  • School difficulties
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety and anxiety related issues
  • Anger management
  • Self-esteem difficulties
  • Transition or adjustments issues
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Adversely impacted by trauma including the COVID 19 pandemic
  • ASD
  • ADHD

Duration & Venue

8 x 1.5hr – 2hr Sessions

                    • 1 Check-in call
                    • 1 Booster session (6 months later)
                    • Delivered online (usually 1 session per week)

Family Benefits

“I can now talk about my emotions and understand which emotion I am feeling. Before I would have always said sad, but now I can tell if I am nervous, worried, etc.”

Key Benefits & Measurable Impacts for Children

Benefits for children:

  • Reduced Stress
  • Reduced Emotional Distress
  • Reduced Behavioural Difficulties

Improved Life Outcomes:

  • Reduced risk of the development of disorders
  • Reduced risk of developing an emotional disorder e.g. depression or anxiety
  • Reduced risk of developing a behavioural disorder
  • Reduced risk of developing hyperactivity or concentration disorder

Key Benefits & Measurable Impacts for Parents

Benefits for Parents:
  • Reduced Stress
  • Improved Relationship
  • Increased understanding of behaviours
  • Increased coping strategies

“The biggest thing for me was that my child was able to understand his feelings and be able to talk about them. I also learned so much about his feelings which has helped massively.”

Children & Parents Learn

  • Improve confidence, self belief and self image
  • Regulate and calm brains and bodies
  • Positively express feelings
  • Self Soothe and cope with life’s challenges
  • Boost the immune system
  • Improve physical and mental health
  • Reduce Overwhelm
  • Alleviate the Impact of Bullying
  • Calm Disruptive Behaviour
  • Concentration & focus learning
  • Children express themselves
  • Improve Relationships

How does it work?

Step 1 Suitability Assessment

Step 2 Family Onboarding

Step 3 Complete the Programme

Step 4 Reports

Who can commission this?

  • Education Authorities, Schools, Health Trusts and Councils supporting the health and wellbeing of children and parents.
  • Government Depts and organisations with strategic objectives for meeting the needs of the children and parents.
  • We Welcome Private Sponsorship ensuring this intervention reaches those most in need

Benefits to Services & Commissioners

  • Highly evaluated and evidence-based approach and methodologies
  • Proactive intervention & service to offer families
  • Reduced waiting lists
  • Reduced pressures on services
  • Reduced costs to children’s services

Self Referral

Private Referral: We can currently support private referrals for families.  These are currently part subsidised by Fresh Minds Education through the income we generate from The Resilience Shop and fundraising.  Please click here for costs and how to apply.

Sponsorship & Funding

Support Local Families: Fresh Minds are able offer this intervention service for parents and children free and at subsidised rates with the support of sponsorship and funding.
Please contact us if you can help us support and meet the needs of those parents and children most in need.
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Aligned Strategies


– GP Federation Report
– Northern Health & Social Care Report
– The AMBER Approach Evidence Base Report