Young people and their families, carers, teachers and other professionals working with children and young people are invited to the official launch of BEAM Wolverhampton next week.

The innovative mental health and emotional wellbeing service, commissioned by the City of Wolverhampton Council, Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group and HeadStart Wolverhampton and delivered by The Children's Society, is expected to support over 2,000 children and young people every year.

BEAM Wolverhampton is aimed at children and young people who are experiencing mild to moderate emotional wellbeing concerns, are engaging in risk taking or disruptive behaviours, are living with families experiencing difficulties or who might be known to other services.

It will offer a safe space for children and young people aged from birth to 18 - and care leavers and anyone with a disability up to the age of 25 - where they can discuss their emotional health and well being through scheduled sessions with qualified therapists and an open access drop-in service.

BEAM Wolverhampton will be officially launched at a special event at Molineux Stadium on Wednesday (12 December) from 3.30pm to 7pm, during which young people will discuss how they have been helped by BEAM. There will also be interactive sessions, wellbeing workshops and a mindfulness and relaxation corner.

Special guest Wolfie will be there to entertain children and young people, while Wolverhampton born rapper and grime artist Vital will be giving a special performance. To find out more and to confirm attendance, please contact

Councillor Paul Sweet, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "This innovative new service will help increase the range of provision for children and young people experiencing emotional mental health and wellbeing issues in Wolverhampton, and will ensure they receive appropriate support, whether that be through drop-in sessions or 1 to 1 therapy.

"The launch event is a great opportunity to find out more about the service and, more importantly, the help and support which will be available."

Rob Willoughby, the Children's Society Area Director for the Midlands, said: "BEAM Wolverhampton is one of many services we have developed in the West Midlands. We're looking forward to meeting everyone at our launch event, and we will be on hand to provide more information about the service to further support our children and young people"

For more information about BEAM Wolverhampton, please visit Type=links;Linkid=11096;Title=BEAM Wolverhampton;Target=_blank; or email

Children and young people aged 10 to 16 can also get help and support to improve their emotional mental health and wellbeing through HeadStart Wolverhampton, part of a £56 million programme set up by Big Lottery Fund covering 6 areas across the country.

To find out more, please visit Type=links;Linkid=6584;Title=HeadStart;Target=_blank;, follow @headstartfm on Twitter or Instagram, or find HeadStart on Type=links;Linkid=7788;Title=Facebook;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Friday 7 December, 2018