Headwize fundraise for Comic Relief

Date published: 21st March 2023

The Headwize team enjoyed getting stuck into fundraising activities for Red Nose Day in March.

Comic Relief funds the Headwize project which helps young people aged 5-24 with mental health support and educates them and their families on
the issue.

Children and young people are struggling now more than ever with their mental health due to identity issues (race and gender), peer pressures, societal pressures, family issues, and so much more.

The staff throughout the Headwize project have worked so tenaciously over the last three years, providing intense one-to-one emotional support and peer guidance to allow our young clients to feel more secure in themselves, and feel like they have someone on their side.

Through the cost of living crisis, issues such as child hunger, poverty, abuse and emotional neglect are on the rise, putting future generations at further risk.

Asha Williams, Mental Health Support Worker with Headwize, spent some time with clients decorating cakes in aid of Comic Relief, which they enjoyed.

Service Manager, Chandni Gill, challenged herself to complete a sponsored 5k run. She doesn’t take part in running usually and so likened it to the constant uphill challenge many young people face.

If you want to find out more about Headwize then visit www.headwize.org