HeadStart is supporting community organisations in Kent in a variety of ways.
Community organisations can apply for grants for wellbeing projects or for young people, and staff and volunteers can attend free training.
There are also plenty of free resources available for staff and volunteers to use, including the tried and tested Community Resilience Toolkit, as well as session plans and activities to use with young people.
Find out more about the grants available for community organisations and young people.
Staff and volunteer training and wellbeing
A range of training is available for staff and volunteers as well as support and guidance for keeping yourself well.
Community Resilience Toolkit
This free toolkit is designed to help you celebrate the great work you do, and recognise any areas for improvement.
Community Whole Setting Approach resources
Resources to help you work through the community resilience toolkit.
The Kent Community Award
Find out how to apply for the Kent Community Award for Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing.
Session plans and activities
A range of free resources for you to download and use when working with young people.
These tools have proven to be a successful and effective way of talking to young people about their all round wellbeing.
Participation opportunities for young people
There are many opportunities for young people to get involved in different participation activities across the county.
This section isNational guidance, as well as expertise from Educational and Mental Health Specialists across Kent. This link will take you to a different section of the site.
Services for young people
Services that are available for young people who may need extra support for their emotional wellbeing and resilience.
A selection of resources, tips and advice for Mindfulness practice.