Place2Be's work has been transforming lives for over 25 years.
Read the stories of children, young people, counsellors and school staff across the UK.
Mohammed experienced anxiety and struggled to leave his house. Seeing a counsellor helped to build his confidence.
11-year-old Ceri was anxious about going to school. Counselling helped ease her worries, and prepare her for secondary school.
8-year-old Charlotte struggled to make friends in her new school. Seeing a counsellor helped to bring back her confidence.
After Joe’s parents separated, he felt unsettled at home. Counselling helped him adapt to change.
After being evicted, counselling helped eight-year-old Sofia to feel supported and cope with the changes in her life.
Amy was 11-years-old when met her Place2Be Counsellor. 5 years later, she wrote a letter to her, thanking her for the life-changing support.
After George’s dad passed away, counselling helped him to cope with his loss and express how he was feeling.
5-year-old Poppy lived away from her parents and wasn’t sleeping well. Counselling helped her to cope with her situation.
8-year-old Matthew witnessed his mum change due to alcohol. Counselling helped him to feel safe and listened to.
Amy talks about the important role of play in helping to understand what's happening in a child's world.
During her placement, Cecilia saw the life-changing impact of working therapeutically with children.
Susanne talks about her journey towards becoming a counsellor, and the invaluable support she received.
School Staff Stories
Specialist support has benefited our staff and pupils - and families now engage with the service too.
Over the past 10 years, Place2Be has helped support the complex needs of the children in our school.
For 10 years, Place2Be has been making a huge difference to our school community.
News & blogs
Broadcaster Kate Silverton becomes a Place2Be Ambassador
Renowned broadcaster, author and children’s mental health advocate Kate Silverton has joined Place2Be as an Ambassador.Read more
Place2Be highlights the importance of early intervention to the Times Education Commission
Place2Be emphasised the crucial need to act early on children’s mental health to a panel of leading experts.Read more
RHS Chelsea Flower Show garden to promote children’s mental health
The Place2Be Securing Tomorrow Garden will offer a safe space where children can take time and talk.READ MORE