Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.
Place2Be provide mental health support in schools through one-to-one and group counselling using tried and tested methods backed by research. We also offer expert training and professional qualifications.
“When I feel worried, it’s like I’m in a maze and the people in Place2Be are coming with a torch and showing me the way” – Boy
“My daughter had become such a different person – one we didn’t recognise – but since counselling we see signs of our old loving daughter coming back.” – Parent
Place2Be’s Parenting Smart is a new site for parents and carers of 4-11 year olds, offering practical advice on supporting your child and managing behaviour. See PDFs below and/or visit place2be.org.uk/family for more details.
Place2Be at Churchfield
Churchfield Primary works with Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity that helps pupils explore their emotions and feel better about themselves.
Children can go to the Place2Be room in school to express themselves by making art, playing or talking.
Why is Place2Be useful?
Sometimes children can feel particularly sad, confused, scared or angry.
Maybe something difficult happened at home, like losing a family member or parents separating. Or perhaps they’re struggling with something at school, like bullying.
This can make them behave differently, lose confidence in themselves or find it difficult to concentrate in class.
Place2Be is there to help children find ways to cope, so their worries don’t get in the way of their friendships, their learning or how they feel about themselves.
What does Place2Be do?
Place2Be’s professionals work with children one-to-one or in small groups, giving regular support for pupils who need it.
Children can also book a short appointment to talk about any problems or worries they have – this is called Place2Talk.
How does Place2Be work with adults?
Place2Be provides support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. Get in touch with the Place2Be staff member below to find out more.
Place2Be always gets agreement from parents or carers before they support a child through one-to-one counselling. They also meet with parents or carers regularly to keep them updated and make sure they are involved from the start.
Kee Macmillan is our School Project Manager for Place2Be.
Kee is in school every Wednesday morning and all day on Thursday and Friday and you can either arrange to meet her at the school or by calling the school on 020 8807 2458.
If you want to find out more about Place2Be visit place2be.org.uk.