How I Cope: A Young Persons Guide

How I cope: a young person’s guide

How I cope: a young person’s guide is a new resource created by young people for young people about how young people cope and like to receive support.

The HeadStart Learning Team interviewed over 70 young people in 2017-19 about their experiences of coping and receiving support in difficult times. All of the young people were attending schools delivering the HeadStart programme. The HeadStart Learning Team analysed the young people’s interviews and developed themes to capture the different types of coping strategies and sources of support that young people described drawing on.

The HeadStart Learning Team presented the themes to the HeadStart National Young People’s Group in 2021 and asked for the group’s help to give names and descriptions to each of the themes. The group also helped the HeadStart Learning Team to decide how best to present the themes to other young people. This led to the creation of a guide for young people called: How I cope: a young person’s guide.


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