Company gets animated to provide emotional wellbeing for children

Company gets animated to provide emotional wellbeing for children

by Henry James (October 2020)

A COMPANY in Skelmersdale, run by a team of teachers and other educators, is providing a free fun, short set of emotional wellbeing animations for two to 11 year olds.

Headsup CIC, based at Beacon House, are providing the animations after being given funds by The National Lottery Covid-19 Support Fund.

The animations are in the form of emotions, which are characters who come alive on screen and are accessed remotely via a free link, which can be shared by parents.

The programme is a short training animation about primary and secondary emotions, which will be delivered via a four minute song and dance animation plus six 90 second animated short stories.

Headsup helps children to understand, identify and communicate their emotions on a daily basis and take personal ownership of their emotions.

The educators are Edge Hill educated and have taught locally.

Jane Booth from Headsup CIC, said: “We are delighted with the characters and animations as the children are easily relating to them and we are extremely proud to have been awarded this funding so we can share the Headssup emotional wellbeing message.

“The animations are currently running in local nurseries, schools and family centres but we want more people to know about them so many more can benefit.

“These animations explain how children and their parents can understand, navigate and communicate their emotions very easily.

“We really want to do this in advance of any further lockdown or extended half term and in advance of mental health day on October 10 because we feel that further restrictions could trigger the need for further support for families and children.”

For more information call Jane on 07568 577 902, or visit www.headssup.co.uk, jane@ headssup.co.uk

The company also has adult provision through an online course.

They have recently been awarded funding via Clive Grunshaw, the Lancashire Police Crime Commissioner, to help to reduce reoffending.

Jane added: “The course aims to give those who have lost direction, some hope and support to help them focus on new directions.”

For more information visit www.wellmeing.co.uk

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