For Policy Makers

HeadStart Newham is a National Lottery funded and Local Authority led borough wide school and community based universal and targeted adolescent emotional resilience programme.

HeadStart is robustly testing and evaluating approaches to promoting emotional resilience in order to prevent the development of mental health disorders in adolescents and improve their educational and life chance outcomes.

We will be regularly sharing our evaluation findings on this site and at conferences in order to support the commissioning of effective early mental health and resilience support in other parts of the UK and abroad.

If you are interested in finding out more about our work or would like to visit our service, please do contact us at