The HeadStart popup shop for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 #MHAW18 #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

The HeadStart popup shop for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 has the theme of "Stress: Are We Coping?, and to mark the start of the week, HeadStart opened a popup shop in The Mander Centre on Saturday 12th May.

Visitors to the shop shared their experiences of stress, and participated in activities including LEGO, arts and crafts, a photobooth. They were also provided with information about HeadStart activities in their area, and had the opportunity to explore the HeadStart Support and Guidance site, which collects selected resources to support the wellbeing of young people on a range of topics.

Our HeadStart Ambassadors were on hand to speak to visitors, and visitors were also encouraged to add their thoughts to our 'Stress: Are We Coping?" tree!

Over 100 people visited during the day, and feedback was almost universally positive, with 96% of visitors rating the event as Good or better.

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In conversation with visitors to the popup shop


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The Popup Shop Gallery


HeadStart Ambassadors Run Pop up Shop

Last Wednesday the HeadStart Ambassadors ran a Mental Health awareness pop up shop in the Mander centre. Throughout the day Ambassadors ran different types of activities, including a happiness pledges, lego building, arts and crafts, sharing information about Mental Health & Mental welbeing and other activties HeadStart run accros the city with in Schools, Communities and beyond. On the day 66 people attended the event, one family came to the the city centre just to attend the event and find out more about what HeadStart Ambassadors are and what they can do to help.