Welcome to the Great Headbomz Assembly!

Play this film to hear about the brand new book Headbomz – Wreckin’ ‘Yer Head

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 sarah.bermingham@ispcc.ie.


Every primary school in Ireland has been sent a Headbomz School pack, containing a copy of the Headbomz, Wreckin’ Yer Head, along with our squisher squad cards, posters and stickers. If you would like another pack or more copies of the book, please contact: sarah.bermingham@ispcc.ie.

To learn more about Headbomz, and how to deal with them, and why Talking Makes Us Stronger, click here.

Check out our campaign ambassadors’ stories of how talking to someone they trusted helped them when they were children.

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 get this important message across. But we can’t do it without you.

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.

When sharing the Headbomz video with a class group, teachers may find this short guidance helpful. In this clip, Margie Roe, National Childline Manager, talks about what Headbomz means, and how teachers can help children to understand it in context.

Talking Makes Us Stronger.

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.

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