Think you need help now?

The HeadStart support and guidance site is not designed to support young people in a crisis situation. Please click here for help on what to do in a crisis or emergency.

Here are the resources we found for healthy lifestyles for parents and families:

Video

Your Brain on Exercise

An animated introduction to some of the benefits of exercise for brain function, with scientific details of how exercise improves cognitive function and mood.

The brain-changing benefits of exercise | Wendy Suzuki – YouTube

How can exercise change the functioning of our brains, and support us in improving our mental health?

How the food you eat affects your brain

When it comes to what you eat, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain.

Children’s Mental Health Week 2019: “Healthy Inside and Out”

(Featured resource)All of the resources and information for Children’s Mental Health Week 2019, all in one place!

Get Active for Mental Wellbeing

Being active is great for your physical health and fitness, and evidence shows that it can also improve your mental wellbeing. This webpage contains information on how exercise helps your mental wellbeing, how you can get more active, more steps to mental wellbeing and a video explaining Pilates for beginners.

Physical health and mental health | Mental Health Foundation

An overview of the interactions between mental and physical health.

Healthy Eating: A Parent’s Guide

Helping your child eat well and learn about healthy food is a crucial part of parenting, but sometimes it’s tricky to figure out what they should eat. Parent Info has spoken to Lucy Jones for her top tips on childhood nutrition and good family eating.

Download

Children’s Mental Health Week 2019: “Healthy Inside and Out”

(Featured resource)All of the resources and information for Children’s Mental Health Week 2019, all in one place!

Video

Your Brain on Exercise

An animated introduction to some of the benefits of exercise for brain function, with scientific details of how exercise improves cognitive function and mood.

The brain-changing benefits of exercise | Wendy Suzuki – YouTube

How can exercise change the functioning of our brains, and support us in improving our mental health?

How the food you eat affects your brain

When it comes to what you eat, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain.

Children’s Mental Health Week 2019: “Healthy Inside and Out”

(Featured resource)All of the resources and information for Children’s Mental Health Week 2019, all in one place!

Get Active for Mental Wellbeing

Being active is great for your physical health and fitness, and evidence shows that it can also improve your mental wellbeing. This webpage contains information on how exercise helps your mental wellbeing, how you can get more active, more steps to mental wellbeing and a video explaining Pilates for beginners.

Physical health and mental health | Mental Health Foundation

An overview of the interactions between mental and physical health.

Download

Children’s Mental Health Week 2019: “Healthy Inside and Out”

(Featured resource)All of the resources and information for Children’s Mental Health Week 2019, all in one place!

Video

Your Brain on Exercise

An animated introduction to some of the benefits of exercise for brain function, with scientific details of how exercise improves cognitive function and mood.

The brain-changing benefits of exercise | Wendy Suzuki – YouTube

How can exercise change the functioning of our brains, and support us in improving our mental health?

How the food you eat affects your brain

When it comes to what you eat, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain.

Children’s Mental Health Week 2019: “Healthy Inside and Out”

(Featured resource)All of the resources and information for Children’s Mental Health Week 2019, all in one place!

Get Active for Mental Wellbeing

Being active is great for your physical health and fitness, and evidence shows that it can also improve your mental wellbeing. This webpage contains information on how exercise helps your mental wellbeing, how you can get more active, more steps to mental wellbeing and a video explaining Pilates for beginners.

Physical health and mental health | Mental Health Foundation

An overview of the interactions between mental and physical health.

Download

Children’s Mental Health Week 2019: “Healthy Inside and Out”

(Featured resource)All of the resources and information for Children’s Mental Health Week 2019, all in one place!