Be a Part of HeadStart!

Have a cracking good time at our Easter Eggstravanza

Join us for a fortnight of egg-citing activities for young people and parents across the city.

There’s something for everyone in our fun-packed Easter Eggstravanganza, including art and crafts, LEGO fun, Easter cookie decorating, and an egg-stra special Easter egg hunt!

Meet the team and find out more about the HeadStart programme and the emotional wellbeing support available for young people and parents in Wolverhampton.

We’ll be showing families ways to support young people’s mental health with interactive demonstrations and activities following the SUMO principles.

There’s also a chance to explore over 1,750 interactive resources designed and curated to support young people, parents and professionals.

Don’t miss out - book your FREE place now!


Have your say!

We’re always looking for ways to improve the support we offer, to make sure you are getting the support you need.

Take part in our anonymous 2 minute survey, and tell us what you think of HeadStart.

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Did you know?

Around 1 in 5 young people said they experienced emotional and behavioural difficulties.

Mental health difficulties are associated with reduced quality of life and difficulties at school.

Young people in Wolverhampton showed higher than average behavioural difficulties and difficulties with their peers.

But young people in Wolverhampton are resilient! Research shows they do not give up or accept difficult situations.


So what can we do to support our young people?

We have thousands of free support resources available for young people, parents and families.

Our Support Directory is home to a wide range of websites, videos, podcasts, blog posts and more, selected, curated and verified by the HeadStart team.

Visit HeadStart Support today


Support around the city

We work with lots of different organisations to provide even more specialist support.

Beam Wolverhampton

An emotional health and wellbeing service for children and young people across Wolverhampton, offering drop in sessions and one-to-one support.

For more information, please visit www.childrenssociety.org.uk/beam/wolverhampton.

CAMHs

Providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment for any child up to age 18 experiencing mental health difficulties, and supporting children and young people who have a learning disability, as well as their families.

For more information, please visit www.bcpft.nhs.uk.

Base 25

A young person information and advice centre with a daily drop-in service and a range of other targeted and specialised services.

For more information, please visit www.base25.org.

Believe 2 Achieve

B2A is an engaging and creative charity working with children and young people aged 5 to 25 years old. They work holistically to enhance self-esteem, personal development and future aspirations through a wide range of services delivered by experienced and qualified staff. For more information, please visit http://b2a.org.uk.

Wolverhampton Strengthening Families Hubs

Providing support at the right time and the right place. Follow @WolverhamptonSF on Twitter to find out more about the support available and activities on offer.

WV10 Consortium

Made up of local community groups and commissioned by HeadStart to deliver exciting and engaging activities for 10 to 16 year olds in Low Hill, Bushbury and The Scotlands.

For more information, please visit our What’s On page.

Gazebo Theatre

Supporting young people for over 30 years through dramatherapy, workshops, community arts and more. Commissioned by HeadStart to deliver exciting and engaging activities for 10 to 16 year olds in Bilston East.

For more information, please visit our What’s On page.

YMCA Black Country

Helping young people to play an active and fulfilling role within their local communities. Commissioned by HeadStart to deliver exciting and engaging activities for 10 to 16 year olds in Heath Town, Park Village, Eastfield and Old Heath; All Saints, Blakenhall, Parkfields and Ettingshall.

For more information, please visit our What’s On page.


For more information and to see what’s on in our Easter Eggstravaganza, click on the icons below:

Please note: Activities vary at each event.