Headstart

HeadStart is for 10-16 year olds living in Newham who would benefit from additional support to improve their mental health.

Working closely with schools and the community, HeadStart offers young people and their families opportunities to recognise the strengths they already have and develop new skills so they’re able to overcome challenges and bounce back from tough circumstances. 

HeadStart provides exciting, evidence based opportunities to support young people with emerging mental health difficulties to be more emotionally resilient and through doing so to overcome barriers to learning; achieve more, be mentally healthy and less likely to need the input of more specialist services (e.g. CAHMS).

This is a sustainable long term programme designed to promote the emotional resilience of 10-16 year olds at risk of developing mental health difficulties which lead to: 

  • Reduction in Mental Health Disorder
  • Improved school attainment and attendance
  • Reduction in risky behaviours
  • Reduction in NEET

If you know a child and/or young person who is having a tough time and could use some more support, you can head over to the HeadStart website and take our HeadStart Quiz, this will help you to find out if HeadStart might be right for them.

Who to contact

E-mail
headstart.programmeteam@newham.gov.uk
Website
https://www.headstartnewham.co.uk/

Where to go

Address
East Ham Town Hall
Barking Road
London
Postcode
E6 2RP
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Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
10-16
Referral required
Yes
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