Hull is one of only 12 areas in England to received funding from the Big Lottery Fund to develop a local ‘HeadStart’ project. The project is aims to help young people aged between 10 and 14 cope with the pressures of modern life.
A recent national study showed almost half of young people aged 10 to 14 have suffered sleepless nights due to stress and anxiety; HeadStart aims to address this and design new services to help those in need.
HeadStart Hull forms just part of this Big Lottery Fund's £25 million HeadStart project, aimed at improving the mental health and resilience of children aged 10-14.
The project is currently still in the pilot stage, and will run until December 2015. Currently, there are 13 schools taking part, each delivering universal support through school based interventions and additional support for those who need it.
Find out about the work being done as part of HeadStart by clicking here.