HeadsUp News and Resources

Created on 16 November 2020

Strength in connecting with others...

Our Peer Support Workers offer amazing support to HeadsUp participants, but it's also important that the project supports them too as being an ear for others is a tricky and often intense role to have...

Created on 16 November 2020

Tackling a dip in our sense of wellbeing...

Over the last few weeks we have noticed that some of our participants are struggling with their wellbeing. The continued uncertainty caused by local and national lockdowns has left some participants f...

Created on 16 November 2020

Keeping positive in a tricky job market...

With unemployment figures set to rise further in the coming months, it is understandable that some of our participants are feeling apprehensive about entering the competitive job market. Some have st...

Created on 16 November 2020

Make the best of the winter months...

We recognise that as the days get shorter, the weather colder and as it’s getting closer and closer to the end of the year, it is getting harder to keep your motivation and spirits up. It is hard to b...

Created on 7 October 2020

Talking about resilience...

All our lives have been massively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that have been placed upon us all. At the beginning everything that was happening was totally unbelievable and...

Created on 7 October 2020

Peer Support Workers also need to find the ‘new normal’...

This last fortnight has been a struggle for me. It’s all change – again. Since March, my children have been safe at home – needing home-schooling whilst I juggle working from home, being their teacher...

Created on 7 October 2020

Making meetings matter...

You may recall from an earlier blog that some of our participants have been helped to access funding to buy digital equipment. This is of course a fantastic thing, but if you’ve never used a tablet or...

Created on 16 September 2020

Support for those retraining or finding themselves redundant...

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Created on 14 September 2020

The comfort of seeing a face…...

Working from home has had its advantages, not having to worry about getting to the bus stop on time, or what clothes to put on in the morning, but I have really missed the face to face interactions, p...