Parents and carers

Helping your child improve their resilience.

Our aim at HeadStart is to support all young people and their families to build on their resilience. We are working together closely with young people and with their families to better understand how to build resilience across our community.  

Resilience has many definitions, but to us it is about supporting people to beat the odds, whilst changing the odds. This basically means we believe, with a little guidance, anybody can bounce forward through tough times.

HeadStart will make sure there are lots of opportunities for you as parents and carers to learn more about resilience, not just for your children but for you and your family.  

Building resilience can be as simple as having a laugh with friends, going for a walk and looking at life in a positive way. For more information on the resilient moves that you can make in your everyday life then check out the Boingboing website

If you think your child would benefit from being a  valued member of the HeadStart revolution then please get in contact.  

If you think that your child needs a little bit of support, you can always tell them about the Childline website. HeadStart Blackpool's young people have checked out the site, and believe it is the best web page out there to support young people. 

We are all in it together

We at HeadStart strongly believe that only by working together, that we will build resilience across our entire community. We would love for you and your child to come and get involved here at HeadStart. We call this 'co-production'.

It gives you and young people the chance to get involved, have a say on all issues and actually go out and do things that will have a positive impact on not just your lives, but the lives of others.

How to get involved 

Getting involved with HeadStart could lead to free training opportunities, volunteer placements and having a saying on HeadStart and Blackpool as a community.

If you're a parent/carer that requires more information or if you want to get involved with HeadStart please contact our community development officer Brett: