Giving all children and young people in South Tees the necessary support to build resilience to achieve good emotional health.

Supporting emotional wellbeing within schools, homes, the community, and online.

Young People

Support offer to young people. The support within schools and their community.

Parents & Carers

Support and information for parents and carers.


Support for professionals from a wide range of settings.

Contact Us

Get in touch with the HeadStart team.

What Is Headstart?

HeadStart promotes children and young people’s emotional wellbeing in schools, at home, in the community, and online. Working with partners, the aim is to improve resilience and provide support at an early stage to enable children and young people to better cope in difficult circumstances.

About Us

Thought of the Day

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”

- Frederick Douglas

"The tiny seed knew that in order to grow it needed to be dropped in dirt, covered in darkness, and struggle to reach the light."

- Sandra King

"Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations."

"When the dark clouds come... keep going."

"Disconnecting from our technology to reconnect with ourselves is absolutely essential for wisdom."

- Arianna Huffington

"A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence."

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."

- Henry Ford

"We rise by lifting others"

- Robert Ingersoll

"Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world."

- Howard Zinn

"What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness."

- John Steinbeck

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