HeadsUp News and Resources

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...

Created on 19 October 2021

We all get nervous .....

Thoughts from our new Peer Support Worker Nerves, we all get them from time to time and some of us more than others. Sometimes we might dread them, but they are a sign that adrenalin is pumping which...

Created on 19 October 2021

Finding space and a place . . . again…....

Our Peer Support Worker Reflects upon the impact of changing situations We surprise ourselves perhaps by our need to find space again.  The world is starting to feel busy and finding space can seem l...

Created on 19 October 2021

It’s okay not to know what you want to do...

Reflections on my journey (thoughts from one of the HeadsUp team) From the age of about twelve I knew I wanted to join the Army as an officer. At the age of nineteen I set off to university where I j...

Created on 1 September 2021

“Freedom Day” – what does this mean?...

With 38,928,936 people having had a 1st dose of vaccine and 30,452,042 the 2nd in the UK [at the time of writing] most people feel safer and more hopeful that life will return to how it was. Many are...