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Anxiety-based School Avoidance

Anxiety-based School Avoidance Anxiety-based School Avoidance (ABSA) refers to when a Young Person is unable to attend school due to unusually high levels of anxiety and emotional distress at the thought of attending, usually resulting in prolonged absences from school.  ABSA has many different names depending on where you live or the organisation that you […]

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Helping our children feel happier? 

Contents What is happiness?How can I help my child be happy?What activities can I do to help my child be happier? We are often asked what we want for our children, and a common answer is that we want them to be happy and healthy. But, achieving that is not always easy as children are […]

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Transition to Secondary School

The transition to secondary school from primary is a milestone for most people in their academic journeys and one that should be celebrated. However, for some it can be a daunting and difficult time tainted with worry. Here at Headsup, we do extensive work with pupils in year 6, at primary schools across Devon and […]

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Supporting Your Child Through Exams

If you’ve landed on this blog, then the chances are that you have a child or young person that is finding their way through the tricky season of exams – be it GCSEs, A-Levels or similar. It can be a stressful and worrying time for them and for you too. And, as parents, you want […]

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how to cope with exam stress

How to cope with exam stress and anxiety

Exam season is looming and some of us may be feeling the pressures related to taking those exams and having to make decisions about our next steps. You’re not alone. It is normal to feel some stress in the lead up to important exams or tests and you may experience an increased heart rate, sweaty […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!

This year has been full of challenges, changes, and Coronavirus! Despite this we have been working hard to support the children and young people both in Devon and Worcestershire! We have seen a massive rise in mental health issues in children and young people during this year and we, alongside schools and other organisations have […]

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Well guys, that’s a wrap….!

The HeadsUP team have finished all of their delivery for 2020! What a year it has been!  Across Devon, Paula has been extremely busy travelling across the County. Delivering in Exmouth Community College, Littleham Primary School, Brixington Primary Academy and Marpool Primary school.  Reaching thousands of students delivering a variety of Mental Health sessions to […]

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Autumn Term for the growing HeadsUP team.

So sorry all, it has been a long time since we updated our news and we have had so much going on! We hope you are all well and taking care of yourselves and your mental health during this time; especially as we are now in our second lockdown. As you may have seen recently […]

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