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Heads Up

Heads Up is an educational children and young persons project run in local schools, colleges and universities in Southampton and the New Forest.

We believe passionately that early intervention is the key to helping young people understand their
mental wellbeing. We work to inform and educate young people about mental health and equip young people with coping strategies so that they can manage their own wellbeing.

We can provide tailor-made workshops and assemblies for children in their own setting, covering a wide range of topics including exam stress, body image, anxiety management, self-esteem and coping strategies. We can also speak at parents’ evenings and staff training events, to help people learn more about young people’s mental health and challenge stigma.

Our highly-trained staff and volunteers, many of whom have lived experience of mental health issues, can provide groups to support specific individuals with emotional difficulties using Decider Life Skills training.

Who is it for?

Our workshops, assemblies and small groups are tailored to children and young people from Reception Class to Year Six in the Southampton and New Forest area.

Our staff and volunteers can also support and collaborate with high schools, universities and community groups embarking on mental health or wellbeing projects for young people. 

Contact details & opening hours

Monday: 9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
9am - 4.30pm
: Closed

Heads Up is a school-based service and the following address is for postal use only:

Heads Up
28 The Avenue
SO17 1XN

T: 023 8202 7810

Coronavirus Update

We are working closely with schools and colleges to continue to provide mental health and education throughout the pandemic. For more information please contact us at



Heads Up Leaflet for Children
Heads Up Leaflet for Schools and Parents


What are Decider Life Skills?
children and young people were supported by Heads Up last year.
of parents said their confidence to support their child's mental health had improved.
of young people would use at least one or more of our techniques at home.