The Headstart Wolverhampton Autumn Conference focused on improving resilience and mental wellbeing in children and young people. The event targeted teachers, health professionals and voluntary sector staff who work with children and young people. The talks and workshops gave practical advice and strategies to these professionals to help them support young people to improve their resilience and emotional wellbeing; thereby reducing ongoing mental health issues.
Impact and reach
This one-day event sparked a great deal of social media activity. Our conversations had 388 people sending 1.4k tweets and bringing a total of 12.7m Twitter impressions.
The HeadStart Spring Conference took place on 27th April at the Wolverhampton Science Park. The event saw over 200 professionals and partners from the health, education, welfare, police and voluntary sectors come together to discuss mental wellbeing, education and the promotion of resilience in young people.
We were asked to live tweet the event by working closely with the Headstart team, and also carry out a small number of podcast interviews.
Our involvement saw the usual dramatic increase in online conversation and engagement, even though this was a local event in Wolverhampton with quite a local agenda and focus.
We will be returning to Headstart events later in the year to help take them #BeyondTheRoom once again.