HeadSpace is a project established in 2015 as a result of recognising a growing need to support young people experiencing issues and difficulties with their mental health and/or mental well-being. Using a combination of trained staff and volunteers, we work directly with young people between the ages of 12 and 18 as we believe there is an opportunity to help this age group on their journey towards adulthood.
HeadSpace is currently working in a number of secondary schools in and around the Sutton Coldfield and Walsall areas, offering one-to-one sessions with students. This space gives young people the opportunity to share and explore any thoughts or feelings, to get advice and guidance or just to have someone impartial to listen to them.
In addition to working in secondary schools, we occasionally work independently with individual students and young people, meeting in a safe neutral environment and under parental permissions and knowledge.
All HeadSpace support workers are trained to Level 3 in Mental Health Awareness.
A referral system is used for teachers, parents or guardians within school.