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Children should not have to face mental health problems alone
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.
We 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.
Why it's important
1 in 6
children and young people have a diagnosable mental health problem, and many continue to have these problems into adulthood.
50%
of those with lifetime mental health problems first experience symptoms by the age of 14.
1 in 10
boys aged 5-19 with a mental health condition are excluded in some form from school
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How we help
Mental health support in schools
Our in-school mental health service supports the wellbeing of pupils, families and staff.
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Training and workshops for schools
We provide mental health training to support school leaders, teachers and other staff to develop mentally healthy schools.
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Counselling training and placements
Gain experience and skills with our child counselling training and placements.
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Place2Be is part of our school family. It is more than an office, more than a therapy room and more than a collection of counsellors.
Glyn Ellis – Headteacher, Haslingden Primary School
Your support makes it possible
Thousands of vulnerable children and families depend on our work every single day. We simply cannot reach them without your help. There are so many ways to lend your support.
For every £1 invested
Place2Be’s counselling service in primary schools has the potential to return £6.20 to society by improving long-term outcomes for each child.
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Our impact
In the last school year
5,501
pupils were supported through one-to-one counselling
39,641
pupils booked their own appointments to speak to our mental health professional
After one-to-one counselling with Place2Be
61%
of pupils difficulties had less impact on their learning
81%
of pupils with severe difficulties showed an improvement in wellbeing, according to parents and carers
75%
of pupils find it easier to have and keep friends
Place2Be: mental health support in schools
Hear from children and teachers about the impact of Place2Be.
News & blogs
Citi's e for education campaign to support Place2Be
07 September 2021
Place2Be has been selected as one of thirteen charities to benefit from Citi’s 9th Annual ‘e for education’ campaign.
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Celebrating 20 years of Place2Be in Scotland
06 September 2021
This year marks 20 years since Place2Be first started working with schools in Scotland.
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Supporting your child after the death of a loved one
30 August 2021
Place2Be School Project Manager, Husna Rahman, shares her experience of supporting her child through the loss of a loved one.
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Place2Be is a charity registered in England and Wales (1040756) and Scotland (SC038649), a Company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (02876150), registered office: 175 St. John Street, London, England, EC1V 4LW. © 2021.
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