Who we are
Place2Be is a children's mental health charity. We provide in-school support and expert training across England, Scotland and Wales to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and staff.
Founded in 1994, Place2Be has grown from supporting a handful of schools each year to help them become more 'mentally healthy'.
Our mission is to improve the mental wellbeing and prospects of children, their families and school communities across the UK. Children should not have to face mental health problems alone. Place2Be's vision is for all children to have the vital support they need to help them build lifelong coping skills and thrive.
How we help
* In-school mental health support for pupils, families and school staff.
* Face-to-face and online training for teachers, school leaders and school staff.
* Reflective supervision and supportive forums for teachers, school leaders and school staff.
* Accredited qualifications up to Postgraduate Diploma and Masters level for individuals looking to become child counsellors, to ensure schools have access to qualified, experienced professionals.
Place2Be takes a whole-school approach to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families and staff. We provide mental health services in primary and secondary schools, offering vital therapeutic support around big changes and challenges in life. Our mental health support helps children to become more settled, more able to manage their behaviour and to engage in learning.
With Place2Be working in partnership with school, teachers are able to focus on teaching and parents feel more confident and able to support their children.
Our mental health professional is also on hand to respond swiftly to critical incidents, engage with external agencies, support staff initiatives and assist on all issues relating to children's mental wellbeing.
Times when we're especially useful
There are times when children feel particularly sad, confused, fearful or angry, due to, for example, family challenges such as separation or illness, or even the death of a much-loved pet. Some children may become withdrawn; others may become demanding or challenging in their behaviour: that's when having Place2Be in school is especially helpful.
Who is eligible for Place2Be?
Any child requiring emotional support for any reason.
You are welcome to talk to your Place2Be School Project Manager; either face-to-face, via telephone or email. At Blakenall Heath Junior, our School Project Manager Shaz Fazal works on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Find out more on the Place2Be website (external link).