Community Support


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Our offer

Whether you’re a Community group wanting to learn more about supporting young people struggling with their mental health and wellbeing or you’re a parent, carer or volunteer seeking training or advice around mental health and wellbeing we’re here to support you.

Working across the whole of the county our Community Facilitators provide links between young people, schools, community groups, professional and parents. As well as delivering specialist training packages tailored to parents/carers, community groups, VCSE providers and volunteers around mental health and wellbeing.

Our Community Facilitators


West Cornwall

Mid Cornwall

Mid Cornwall


East Cornwall

“To any young person thinking of doing HeadStart Sessions, I’d say just go for it, over time you get more comfortable with the person you’re talking to, there’s no judgement or anything. It gives you free space to talk to someone who doesn’t know you personally, so it’s easier to speak about issues you’re facing.”

Grace, 15

Referral Closure

From March 15th 2022, the HeadStart Facilitator contract will no longer be able to accept referrals into the one-to-one support service, commonly known as the Youth Facilitator support.

The HeadStart Kernow facilitator service in Cornwall is due to close in August 2022 and due to the average length of support offered to young people and numbers of young people already on caseload, we won’t be able to take additional young people past this point in time.

More information

Need help now?

We are NOT an emergency or crisis service. If you need to speak to someone urgently call your GP/family doctor!


NHS 24/7 helpline : 0800 038 5300
Childline up to 19yrs : 0800 1111
The Samaritans: 116 123
In an emergency go to A&E or call 999

If you are concerned about the safety of a child or young person please contact the Multi-Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 1116 (01208 251300 out of hours), or the Police.