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Featured project: HeadStart

HeadStart is a major programme funded by the Big Lottery, which involves
areas across England trialing a broad range of initiatives for improving resilience in children and young people, aged 10 to 16, who may be facing challenges to their emotional wellbeing.

The Big Lottery is funding six local authority-led partnerships – in Blackpool, Cornwall, Hull, Kent, Newham and Wolverhampton.

EBPU is evaluating the impact of the programme, in partnership with the
University of Manchester, London School of Economics, the Child Outcomes
Research Consortium and Common Room.

The Wellbeing Measurement Framework has been developed to make sure that measurement of the programme is consistent across the partnership areas. It compiles a set of validated measures to assess children's emotional wellbeing, mental health issues, coping strategies and risk and resilience factors. It can be completed online by young people in school.

Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund, we are pleased to make the Wellbeing Measurement Framework also available to schools that are not part of the programme, free of charge. For more details, please click here.