A summer of fun for young people in Wolverhampton is well underway with a range of free HeadStart Wolverhampton activities on offer across the city.

HeadStart Wolverhampton is working with Gazebo Theatre, the WV10 Consortium and YMCA Black Country to offer a packed programme for young people and their parents or carers.

The activities are designed to support the emotional mental health and wellbeing of young people and families through free fun activities which help boost confidence, encourage teamwork and develop new skills. 

They are open to children and young people aged between 10 to 16 who live in the 4 HeadStart target areas – Low Hill, The Scotlands and Bushbury South; Springfield, Heath Town, Old Heath and Eastfield; All Saints, Blakenhall, Parkfields and Ettingshall, as well as Bilston East.

Councillor John Reynolds, City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “The activities are not only fun filled but will also help support the mental and emotional health and wellbeing of young people in Wolverhampton and build their resilience.”

There are a variety of events, including community fun days, sporting activities, arts and crafts and many more. New events are regularly added to the programme, keep up to date with what’s happening where by visiting HeadStart What’s On

The HeadStart summer events are a key part of Summer Squad, a city wide programme coordinated by the City of Wolverhampton Council featuring hundreds of events and activities for children and young people taking place across Wolverhampton during the school holidays.

Summer Squad includes arts and crafts, holiday clubs, sports and games, family fun days, science workshops and much, much more. Most events are free, and parents, children and young people can see and book activities at #SummerSquad

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 4 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. 

To find out more please visit HeadStart, follow @headstartfm on Twitter or Instagram, or find HeadStart on Facebook