HeadsUp News and Resources

Created on 18 January 2022

Could a simple yoga routine help with mental health?...

One of our HeadsUp delivery partners has been practising yoga for some time and here she explores how it makes her feel and how it might help others. It's well known that when you are not feeling s...

Created on 18 January 2022

New Year, New job!...

Supporting one of our participants who hasn’t worked for over 10 years and he got the job!! What we did We worked together creating a CV and looking at how to upload CV's onto job search websites. W...

Created on 8 December 2021

Olaronke, Our New Peer Support Worker...

Hi, I am Olaronke. I am new to the team here at Signpost Basildon. I used to work within the NHS as a Health Advisor. I have experience with mental health and speaking with people to gather informatio...

Created on 8 December 2021

Meet our new Coordinator...

Hi, my name is Charlotte and I’m the new centre manager at Signpost in Basildon.  I’ve always lived in Basildon, which means I know the community well. My previous roles have been team management with...

Created on 8 December 2021

Developing Participants IT Skills...

Over the last couple of years, HeadsUp Development and Skills Officers (DSOs) have spent a lot of time helping participants to make the most of technology that they already own. This might be  unused...

Created on 8 December 2021

Behind Someone’s Silence...

What methods can assist support workers when our conversations result in silence? I always ask the questions: what hobbies do you have? What things interest you? These prompts always seem to ignite a...

Created on 9 November 2021

A new addition to our skills development resource...

We're really pleased to welcome Alison, a new Development and Skills Officer to the HeadsUp team. This means that we now have 3 members of staff dedicated to working with our participants on practical...

Created on 8 November 2021

Menopause and our mental health...

Hot flashes, brain fog, fatigue, disturbed sleep patterns - sound familiar ? Unfortunately so many people (yes men go through it too) do not recognise this as the menopause, a natural change in our...

Created on 8 November 2021

It’s lovely when participants come back to say hello!...

I wanted to write a blog to let everyone know how much HeadsUp has helped me – not just during the time when I was on the project, but since I left. I truly believe that it has made me a stronger pers...

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