A project by LV21 for HeadStart Kent using creative insight as a research tool. HeadStart Kent is funded by the Big Lottery Fund to support 10-14 year-olds.
Young people in Kent have defined ‘resilience’ as the ability to be mentally strong enough to bounce back from the problems in life. We want to equip young people to cope better with difficult circumstances before they become serious issues.
10-14 year olds are involved in every aspect of the HeadStart Kent project. They are helping to:
- identify the main problems their peer group face day-to-day
- work with services to find solutions to these problems
- test these solutions across 3 pilot project areas in Kent
- present findings to the Big Lottery Fund about the best ways to help 10-14 year olds be more resilient and emotionally well.