HeadStart

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Support

What is HeadStart?

It’s a partnership programme, led by Cornwall Council and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, which develops resilience and mental wellbeing in young people.

We deliver the community strand of the programme under Your Way, focusing on preventing the onset of mental ill health.

Our offer

We’ll directly support you whether you’re a young person aged 10-16, parent, carer, volunteer or community group through our Youth and Community Facilitators.

Our Youth Facilitators will support you with your mental health and emotional wellbeing whilst our Community Facilitators will provide you with links in your community, training and advice around mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Direct support

Directly supporting you with your emotional health and wellbeing

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Community Support

Providing you links with in your community

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HeadStart Kernow

Information about the wider HeadStart Kernow project

Let's Chat

Kooth, from XenZone is a free online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop. Their Online services are available Monday-Friday 12pm-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 4pm-10pm

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Need help now?

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

or

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.

Blogs

CoronavirusHeadstartParenting
13th January 2021

Lockdown 3

This blog sat blank for a long time….. It’s hard to give words of encouragement when things seem so hard.  I’m going to be honest and tell you that I…
CoronavirusHeadstartParenting
8th December 2020

Calm at Christmas – Tips for helping young people stay regulated at Christmas

Christmas is a strange time of year in many ways. We are expected to be feeling happy and festive and so are our children/young people. But it’s not always that…
CoronavirusHeadstartParenting
8th December 2020

Running and resilience

Sometime in early 2021 there will be a day that will be the 10-year anniversary of the first time I went for a run. I wish I could remember the…
CoronavirusHeadstartParenting
18th November 2020

Back to basics

Hi fellow parents! It’s been a tough year. I don’t know about you but when our young people went back to school in September, I felt like things were finally…