(Updated: 10th September). All places for this event have now been booked. Many thanks to everyone for reserving your places. If you'd like to attend and don't have a reservation, you can still join a waiting list on our booking system for places in the event of any cancellations.
The issue of mental health, whether in adults, or in children and young people, has emerged from the shadows of stigma and unspoken discrimination to become a national priority for communities, health services, schools and our political leaders.
Public Health England report that in a typical class of thirty 15 year-olds:
- 3 have a clinically diagnosable mental illness
- 10 have witnessed their parents separate
- 1 has experienced the death of a parent
- 7 have been bullied
- 6 are self-harming
Following a successful bid to The Big Lottery Fund, HeadStart Wolverhampton has been awarded £8.8 million over the next 5 years to support the mental well-being and resilience of 10-16 year olds across the city.
On the morning of 13th September, we are holding a Stakeholders Event to bring together delegates from Wolverhampton schools, the voluntary sector, health services, the local authority, and others, to share proposals from the successful bid, to contribute to discussion and decision-making, and to book opportunities for their organisations to be involved in the next phase of HeadStart.
Please join us from 9am until 1pm on Tuesday 13th September at The Molineux Stadium. The event will be opened by The Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Barry Findlay, and will also include a Keynote by Paul McGee, aka The SUMO Guy. Paul's SUMO programme (Stop, Understand, Move On) has been a key component of HeadStart work with Wolverhampton schools.
The event will finish with lunch and networking time. There is no charge to attend the event.
We are at the beginning of a new phase for HeadStart - join us at The Molineux to find out how you can be a part of it. Reserve your place now at www.bookwhen.com/headstart. Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!