Who is the PFSA and what can she do to help?
My name is Katie Huggins, and I am the PFSA for Kingfisher Primary School. I work here as the Outdoor Learning Teacher for two afternoons and as the PFSA for two mornings. I am generally in school on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Please see the leaflet above which explains what I may be able to help you with.
I have worked in schools with children since 2001 and have been a teacher in Reception and have taught in ‘Surestart Children Centres’ in Lincolnshire and worked with a large range of families and settings supporting them to achieve the best outcomes for their children.
Since moving to Somerset, I have been working as a teaching assistant and PFSA and am passionate about supporting children and families.
I am here to listen to you and support you with whatever difficulties you may be having as a family and with your children. No problem is too big or small! I can work with you and your children to support you in the specific ways you need or to help you to access the support you need from other services.
I also run courses for parents regularly both online and in person, so look out for the emails from school about when these may be taking place.
Please see all of the information and websites below which may be a good first ‘port of call’ for you before you may want to make a call to ask for support. Please have a look through these websites and leaflets to see if there is any information which can help you.
If you feel you need PFSA support regarding your child’s behaviour at home, please try to keep a STAR analysis sheet (below) for 2 weeks before contacting me for support so that we have all of the information we need to start working together.
If you would like support you can speak to a member of staff and ask them to make a referral to me, fill in the referral form yourself (see below), or simply call me on the number above.
Forms to fill in before contacting the PFSA...
Kooth – an app which young people can access to get support and advice.
Young Minds - Website which gives advice to both young people and their parents about a range of mental health issues.
Ollee – an app for 8-11 year olds which helps them understand and express their emotions and communicate these with their parents.
Somerset’s Big Tent – A website which lists a large range of services in Somerset to support young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Young Somerset – An organisation which can support children and families with lower level mental health problems than those who would be eligible for CAMHS. They offer advice and support for families and also wellbeing practitioners who can work directly with young people to give them support.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
Advice and guidance for parents and carers to help them support a child or young person experiencing poor mental health and wellbeing.
Mental Health Support:
Mindline - 24/7 Emotional Support & Mental Health Helpline
Samaritans – for everyone, (24/7)
Childline – for children and young people under 19 (24/7)
Papyrus – for people under 35
Emotion Coaching Videos: