Head Up!

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Head Up! offers advice and support regarding higher education access to young people who are neurodivergent or live with disabilities, physical or mental health conditions or specific learning difficulties.

Founded and run by university students, Head Up! offers information, resources and mentoring, aimed at improving higher education access, to young people living with disabilities, learning difficulties, long term health conditions or who are neurodivergent. They offer study tips, help with university applications, mental health support and advice regarding finance. Head Up!’s online mentoring scheme offers one-to-one support for students aged 14+.

How You Can Help

Time: various, typically a few hours per month

University students who identify as disabled or neurodivergent are welcome to join Head Up!’s mentorship scheme, offering an hour per week to mentor a young person aged 14 to 18. Note that mentors must take part in DBS checks and safeguarding training. Head Up! also welcomes volunteers to work on its online resources, social media and publicity, which can take up to a couple of hours per week.

Cost: various

To contribute to Head Up!’s funding, contact the team via lead[at]head-up.org.

Location: Online, based in the UK

Find out more: https://head-up.org/

(This information was updated 10/08/22 and will be checked regularly by the Do Something Directory team. If you notice any mistakes, please let us know.)


Published by Francesca

Author • Founder and Managing Director of the Do Something Directory • Still can't believe MCR reunited.

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