The HeadStart ambition is to equip young people to better deal with difficult circumstances in their lives. Its aim is to prevent young people experiencing common emotional and mental health problems. 

HeadStart Kent will focus on building a sustainable system where every young person in Kent will be able to say with confidence: 

  •    People around me understand wellbeing and how to promote it 

  •    My overall wellbeing is not impacted by the pressure to achieve and to ‘be perfect’

  •    There is always someone for me to talk to


Which areas are receiving funding?

The chosen areas are:
Swale, Gravesham, Ashford, Shepway, Canterbury, Thanet, Maidstone, Tonbridge & Milling and Dover.

Who is eligible to apply? 

  •    School staff from the chosen districts – including teachers and support teams 

  •    Practitioners currently working with young people (including refuge workers)
  •    Early Help and Preventative Workers (Youth Justice staff, youth workers, attendance and family workers) 

  •    Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) currently supporting parents and/or young people.

The training commences in September 2017 and with a further roll out to Maidstone, Thanetand then Dover and Tunbridge & Malling, it will run until April 2021.

CONTACT US for more information or to apply. Or find out more about the courses by clicking the links below.


The Mindfulness Training levels

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