Mental Health

HeadUp Summary - 2023-Stoke Hill Federation.

The HeadsUp Team have established positive working relationships with pupils, parents, carers, and staff. They are part of the whole school team and not seen as individuals that are additional to the team but rather included within the existing teaching and learning team. Full credit to Emma and Lucy from HeadsUp working quickly to get to know our whole school community.


Children really enjoy their sessions and feel at ease to share worries but also successes with HeadsUp. Children know when HeadsUp are due in school and often will be heard asking are they here yet!


So far this academic year the HeadsUp Team have worked with:

20 pupils in group or 1:1 sessions

60 pupils through their regular class sessions

20 pupils via the after-school club.


At the start of February 2023, 12 Mental Health Ambassadors will have completed their training and shared their initiatives to improve health and well-being across the school as part of children’s mental health week.


Our target at the start of our partnership with HeadsUp was to reach and make difference to as many children as needed, the total so far is 100 and new referrals are being processed.


Working with HeadsUp has made a significant difference to the profile of health and wellbeing in our school and started to give children the tools to talk freely about their mental health and well-being.


Heads up really compliments the Stoke Hill Federation PSHE curriculum and enhances messages shared using the Jigsaw programme.


Communication between HeadsUp and school is good and HeadsUp have been very proactive in sharing information and updates with parent/ carers.


As a school we recognise the importance of our partnership with HeadsUp and will maintain this for as long as funding allows. HeadUp is making a difference to our school community.


Please click on the folder below to find out more about our partnership with HeadsUp.