Free SUMO training for Wolverhampton voluntary sector staff, parents and partner agencies


Unfortunately, as a result of very poor weather and travel conditions in the region, the HeadStart Sumo for Communities event at the Molineux tomorrow has been postponed. We are looking to rearrange for a date early in the New Year, and will share this date as soon as we have it. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

HeadStart is delighted to invite Wolverhampton voluntary sector staff and volunteers, parents, and partner agencies (local authority, police, fire service, social housing, employment providers, NHS / CCG) to a free SUMO training event. Please see below for weblinks to book your free place at HeadStart’s forthcoming ‘SUMO for Communities’ Training Event. Spaces are limited so please book early.

Ed Hollamby from SUMO will be delivering two 'Introduction to SUMO' sessions on Monday 11th December at 1.30pm, and 5.30pm, at the Molineux Stadium.

Two sessions are available in order to be accessible to as many people as possible working in our communities.

What is SUMO?

SUMO is a practical approach in dealing with change, developing resilience, increasing engagement, inspiring others and building better relationships.

How can SUMO help in your organisation / community?

SUMO has been used extensively around the world by equipping people with the insights, inspiration and practical tools to achieve better results in life while having fun in the process.

It’s an acronym that, depending on the context, can stand for ‘Shup Up, Move on’ or ‘Stop, Understand, Move On'. Interestingly, in Latin, SUMO can mean ‘to choose and at the heart of it is a desire to help people make wise and better choices – not only in their professional lives but personal too.

Across our HeadStart areas, teachers and children in our Headstart schools are receiving SUMO training. In order to raise more resilient young people we want to also provide this training to parents and organisations working in our four target areas. 

What to expect from the training:

  • Ed will be providing an overview of the principles of SUMO and how this can be used in a community context.
  • Following the training Headstart will be working on an ongoing basis with any organisations interested in using SUMO in their service delivery.

Target audiences:

  • Voluntary and community groups who work with children / young people (10 – 16 years) / parents from HeadStart Wolverhampton areas.
  • Partner agencies involved in HeadStart Wolverhampton areas (Local authority, Police, Fire Service, Social Housing, Employment Providers, NHS / CCG colleagues etc)
  • Parent Champions / Parent Governors / Parents from Wolverhampton

For more information on SUMO please visit

Book your place online

To attend the training, you must book your places online:

Afternoon Session Link 1.30pm – 4pm:

Evening Session Link 5.30pm – 8pm:

Please forward this on to anyone you think may be interested. We look forward to seeing you there!