Meet the Team

Hello! We are Jade and Portia your new Family Support Practitioners. We are both Occupational Therapists working in this new role across primary schools in West-Devon.

Jade has worked in children’s mental health and learning disability services as well as residential, special needs and mainstream schools and adult mental health services.

Portia has previously completed a degree in Psychology and recently graduated from the Occupational Therapy program. This afforded her the opportunity to complete her final placement within the Family Support Service building an interest in this role. Previous placement experience was within pain management and mental health rehabilitation.

We are able to support you to access services, understand your child’s social, emotional, mental health needs and behaviour, and support with strategies to help support them; but this list is not exhaustive.

If you, or you know of a family who may want some help or advice, please call us on 01822 616044 or email We are based at Tavistock Primary and Nursery School, Plymouth Road, Tavistock, PL19 8BX.