What HeadsUP Offer

We believe you can’t be too young to start looking after your mental health and therefore will be offering sessions to groups throughout primary, secondary and college ages.

HeadsUP offer FREE sessions, currently funded by Devon Community Foundation, East Devon District Council, Tesco Community Grants & WEB PCN to get young people confident in talking about mental health, empower and equip them to look after their mental health and educate on the positive relationship between mental and physical health.

I’m interested in the free sessions

Current Projects:

Forward Thinking: Educating children & young people on how to look after their mental health and equipping them with knowledge of more specific topics including:

  • What is mental health?
  • The difference between mental health and mental illness
  • How to look after your mental health
  • The media (including social media) and mental health
  • Self confidence
  • Building resilience
  • Mental health and physical health
  • Dealing with Anxiety
  • Dealing with Low mood
  • Dealing with Anger

These can be delivered as assemblies, class or small group sessions.

Run With Your Feelings: Joint sessions delivered with our partner agencies. Sessions are based around looking after our mental health and the positive relationship between mental and physical health.

Mental Health Ambassadors Workshops (Currently Devon Only) – Free: This workshop trains young people to be champions for mental health and lead wellbeing initiatives in their school communities. By empowering young people with skills and knowledge to support their own and their peers’ wellbeing, we aim to prevent early mental health problems and create positive experiences of talking about mental health.

We’ve Got This Transitions Programme – Free: Year 6 sessions looking at the following topics:

  • Understanding what worry and anxiety are
  • Learning how to recognise worry and anxiety in oneself and others
  • What actions should we take when we feel these emotions?
  • Anxieties and worries around secondary school

Specialist One to One Sessions (Currently Devon only) – Free: Sessions for young people who are struggling with their mental health. These sessions will equip and empower young people with techniques to help themselves when they are finding life difficult.

I’m interested in tailor made sessions

Feedback: –

Brixington Primary Academy – “Thank you so much for coming in and delivering such a relevant and engaging sessions. We have discussed our emotions a lot since the session and it has been great for the children to have a bank of strategies that they can use”.

Honiton Primary School – “Thank you PB. Tilly and I have already used some of the calming down techniques with children this week. Please come back and visit us again”!

Exeter Road Primary School“HeadsUP is a fantastic resource to support teachers in delivering tricky issues.Paula always seems able to deliver what is needed”.

South Bromsgrove High School – “Thank you Laura for all your hard work – really appreciate all the support you give – I always tell my colleagues that I couldn’t manage without people like you to help us manage the load!  You have been amazing – THANK YOU”!

Coach feedback:

“I have learnt so much from this workshop. So glad I did it and it opened my eyes how big this (mental health issues) problem is and what we can do to improve it.”

Players feedback:

“It was good because it helped me understand mental health”

“Very informative, great start to tackling mental health in football”