Welcome to Headbomz.ie, the home of all things Headbomz! Brought to you by ISPCC Childline and the Vodafone Ireland Foundation.
Headbomz is how we describe the thoughts and feelings which can swirl around inside us and make us feel as though our heads might burst! Talking is one of the best things we can do when we feel like this. Talking Makes Us Stronger!
Check out our campaign ambassadors’ stories of how talking to someone they trusted helped them when they were children.
We hope you find these useful in opening up lots of conversations about mental health. We’d love to know what you thought about the resources. Please email any feedback to email@example.com.
With the help of award-winning animators Aardman (the brains behind Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit) and composer Vikki Stone, we’ve created a song and video to help spread the word that Talking Makes Us Stronger.
Help us by liking and sharing this video, and by singing along to its squelchy lyrics – then start the conversation about how to make Headbomz go away.
After significant research and development, ISPCC Childline is proud to introduce to you our new campaign: Talking Makes us Stronger – featuring Headbomz: a brain-poppingly fun way to remind children that talking builds emotional resilience. Headbomz describe the indescribable; the things that might make children feel like their head is going to burst. The questions, thoughts, worries or feelings that they don’t quite know how to deal with or talk about. By describing these as Headbomz, we can start more conversations about how to get rid of them. And at Childline we’re keen to get the message out to children that talking makes us stronger.