HeadStart Wolverhampton

HeadStart Wolverhampton began life early in 2014 as a partnership of public sector organisations, voluntary and community groups, and young people, following an invitation from Big Lottery to be one of twelve original HeadStart partnerships.

Following an initial period in which they consulted widely with local partners, community groups and young people, in June 2014, HeadStart moved into a new phase in which the focus was on exploring a range of approaches to improving mental health and resilience in young people.

Developing programmes to support young people, their parents and carers with issues around home life and relationships, and to developing positive attitudes in schools or other education settings.

HeadStart works with professionals in schools, including school leaders, to develop awareness of mental health and resilience and embedding strategies to support the young people in their care.

Your Psychology

Your Psychology is an Educational Psychology Service based in Wolverhampton. Comprised of Educational Psychologists, a Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Specialist Teacher and Assistant Psychologists it allows Your Pyschology to support schools with a range of needs and issues.

Founded by Dr Gary Lavan, Educational Psychologist, and operating as a Social Enterprise, Your Psychology Service delivers a personal, friendly and bespoke service to support schools, young people and families.

The University of Birmingham’s Jubilee Centre

The Jubilee Centre is a pioneering interdisciplinary research centre focussing on character, virtues and values in the interest of human flourishing. The Centre promotes a moral concept of character in order to explore the importance of virtue for public and professional life. The Centre is a leading informant on policy and practice in this area and through its extensive range of projects contributes to a renewal of character virtues in both individuals and societies.

The Centre promotes, builds and strengthens character virtues in the contexts of the family, school, community, university, professions, voluntary organisations and the wider workplace. It believes that character is constituted by the virtues, such as courage, justice, honesty, compassion, self-discipline, gratitude, generosity and humility, whilst influencing how we think and act in the particular situations that confront us.

Carol Davies Training and Consultancy

Having over 15 years of experience working with young people and adults in both voluntary and statutory settings, Carol is currently an Independent Advisory Group member for West Midlands Police, an approved Independent Safeguarding Trainer and NLP Life Skills Coach.

As a qualified Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Carol held a recent role within a Gangs Unit using a gender-specific trauma responsive approach in the key-working of girls and women. Aspects of Carol’s work involve working with the effects of domestic abuse, adolescence to parent abuse, sexual exploitation and the impact of youth violence on the family unit. She also assisted with the setting up of research projects for Catch22 Dawes Unit.

Carol has also given evidence at the Home Office Select Affairs Committee into EGYV agenda and represented Catch22 at the Home Office Women & Girls Working Group.

WiderLearning

WiderLearning delivers high quality programmes for children and young people, and training and consultancy for staff to build the confidence that establishes positive engagement with learning and the raising of aspirations. We aim to develop empowered, resilient, independent and celebrated young people. At its heart WiderLearning has the philosophy that with the right support young people can achieve their potential, whatever their background, social challenges, location or previous educational experiences.

The WiderLearning team has an extensive range of experiences and skills developed in both formal and informal learning settings. Our staff are experienced teachers and trainers having worked in schools, special schools, colleges, higher education, the youth sector, community organisations and alternative provisions.

Reach Psychology

With over a decade of experience working with people in difficult circumstances and those reluctant to use services, Reach Psychology are the friendly face of high quality specialist psychological input, mutually designed and not limited to clinic, issue, or constrained by a prescribed number of sessions. Reach make psychological thinking and support accessible, easy to understand and stigma-free for people and places that ordinarily wouldn’t use it.

Improving Communities CIC

Improving Communities CIC deliver courses for people who are on the margins of society. The CIC has worked with long term unemployed, pupil referral units, primary school and mental health organisations and local GP practices. They offer nationally recognised qualifications in business, customer service, sport, horticulture, social care and employability skills to name but a few. They can also offer courses to help improve self esteem, confidence, teamwork. The organisation also runs a work experience, volunteer programmes and are currently bidding for funding to help elderly people integrate more in to their local communities.