Working alongside Gazebo Theatre, the WV10 Consortium and YMCA Black Country, a wide range of fun and educational activities are on offer to young people and their parents or carers, designed to support good emotional mental health and wellbeing.
The free, fun activities which help boost confidence, encourage teamwork and develop new skills are open to children and young people aged between 10 to 16 who live in the Headstart target areas.
Emma Bennett, Director of Children’s Services, said: “These activities always prove popular with children and young people across the city. They ensure that they are keeping themselves occupied, learning and having fun in a positive environment.”
The activities taking place include:
Springfield, Heath Town, Old Heath and Eastfield:
- Yoga, Stratton Street Community Centre, every Monday until to 16 December, 3.30pm until 4.30pm
- Football, Eastfield Community Centre, every Tuesday until 17 December, 4.45pm until 6pm
- #BackChat, Harvest Temple New Trust Centre, every Wednesday until 18 December, 3.30pm until 4.30pm
- Street Dance, Harvest Temple New Trust Centre, every Wednesday until 18 December, 4.30pm until 5.30pm
- #BackChat, Hope Centre, every Thursday until December, 3.45pm until 5.45pm
- Boxing, Ellerton House, every Friday until 20 December, 3.45pm until 4.45pm
All Saints, Blakenhall, Parkfields and Ettingshall:
- Food and Mood, All Saints Community Centre (ASAN), every Monday until 16 December, 3.45pm until 5.15pm (group 1) and 4.45pm until 6.15pm (group 2)
- Relax and Craft, Bob Jones Community Hub, every Tuesday until 17 December, 4pm until 5.30pm
- Netball, Bob Jones Community Hub, every Wednesday until 18 December, 4pm until 5pm
- Yoga, Bob Jones Community Hub, every Wednesday until 18 December, 5pm until 6pm
- Cricket, Bob Jones Community Hub, every Thursday until 19 December, 5pm until 6pm
- Fitness@Genesis Gym, Bob Jones Community Hub, every Thursday until 19 December, 4.45pm until 5.45pm
- Football, All Saints Community Centre (ASAN), every Friday until 20 December, 4pm until 5.30pm
For a full round-up of all events and further details, please visit HeadStart What’s On.
HeadStart Wolverhampton, part of a £56 million National Lottery funded programme set up by the National Lottery Community 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 its four key target areas, HeadStart Wolverhampton also offers city wide help through the HeadStart Wolverhampton Support and Guidance Directory which provides emotional mental health and wellbeing resources from different organisations, including information targeted at young people, parents and carers, and professionals.