HeadStart Wolverhampton is working with YMCA Black Country and Gazebo Theatre to offer free Easter activities supporting the emotional wellbeing of young people aged 10 to 16 and their families.

YMCA Black Country is hosting a range of activities including Zumba, yoga, 'Relax and Craft' sessions, coffee mornings and cooking workshops for young people and their parents or carers starting from Tuesday (3 April).

The sessions are open to young people and families living in the Springfield, Heath Town, Park Village and Eastfield areas and also the All Saints, Blakenhall, Parkfields and Ettingshall areas. Times and dates vary; for more information and to register for places, please contact Kathryn Hickman on 01902 371562, or email kathryn.hickman@ymcabc.org.uk.

Young people aged 10 to 16 in Bilston East can enjoy a range of Easter activities organised by Gazebo Theatre taking place at Bilston Town Hall.

They include drama, crafts, music, games and films on Tuesday and Wednesday 3 and 4 April, from noon to 3pm, and Monday and Tuesday 9 and 10 April from 1pm to 3pm. Families and children of all ages can enjoy family activities on Friday 6 April and Thursday 12 April from 1pm to 3pm, designed to help parents and carers to support their children's emotional wellbeing.

Gazebo Theatre is also hosting drama, crafts, music, games and films at Lower Bradley Community Centre on Wednesday 11 April from 1pm to 3pm and family activities on Friday 13 April from 1pm to 3pm.

For more information about Easter activities in Bilston East, please contact Gazebo Theatre on 01902 497222.

From the start of the summer term, young people and their families in Low Hill, The Scotlands and Bushbury South can enjoy a wealth of activities led by Bushbury Hill Estate Management Board and the WV10 Consortium. Activities include digital workshops, 'flourishing families' sessions and martial arts, all to support young people's emotional wellbeing and build emotional resilience. A full timetable will be available soon at Type=links;Linkid=6584;Title=HeadStartOnline;Target=_blank;.

Andrew Wolverson, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Head of Service for People, said: "We are delighted to commission YMCA Black Country, Gazebo Theatre and Bushbury Hill Estate Management Board to offer these activities for children, young people and their families, and this is another great example of how HeadStart is working with local organisations to support communities in Wolverhampton."

For a full timetable of activities, including dates and locations, please visit Type=links;Linkid=10259;Title=HeadStart Easter Workshops;Target=_blank;

HeadStart Wolverhampton, funded by Big Lottery Fund, is designed to improve the emotional mental health and wellbeing of children and young people aged 10 to 16 by giving them the skills they need to cope with the challenges of modern life.

As well as running a series of specific programmes in four key target areas, HeadStart Wolverhampton offers city-wide help through a Type=links;Linkid=9943;Title=Support and Guidance Directory;Target=_blank; which provides emotional mental health and wellbeing resources from different organisations, including information targeted at young people, parents and carers, and professionals.

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  • released: Thursday 29 March, 2018