Head-First was originally commissioned in October 2016 by the Children and Young People's Health Partnership (CYPHP), which is led by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust. As part of the wider CYPHP project, the aims for the first two years of the programme were to prove the concept of the model and deliver initial promising evaluation data.
This was achieved within the initial two-year window and as per the original intention of the project, the funding for the continuation of the programme would move to the participating local councils. The project experienced greater engagement and sign-up in schools in Lambeth and as such Lambeth Council have taken on the funding for the project for their primary and secondary schools. Lambeth has agreed to fund the project for the next 18 months until July 2020.
We feel this is a very positive outcome for the project and very much look forward to working with primary and secondary schools over the next 18 months.