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Our stories

Our stories

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.

Children's stories

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Meet Mohammed

Mohammed experienced anxiety and struggled to leave his house. Seeing a counsellor helped to build his confidence.

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Meet Ceri

11-year-old Ceri was anxious about going to school. Counselling helped ease her worries, and prepare her for secondary school.

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Meet Charlotte

8-year-old Charlotte struggled to make friends in her new school. Seeing a counsellor helped to bring back her confidence.

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Meet Joe

After Joe’s parents separated, he felt unsettled at home. Counselling helped him adapt to change.

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Meet Sofia

After being evicted, counselling helped eight-year-old Sofia to feel supported and cope with the changes in her life.

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Meet Amy

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.

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Meet George

After George’s dad passed away, counselling helped him to cope with his loss and express how he was feeling.

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Meet Poppy

5-year-old Poppy lived away from her parents and wasn’t sleeping well. Counselling helped her to cope with her situation.

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Matthew talks about how Place2Be supported him

Matthew's Story

8-year-old Matthew witnessed his mum change due to alcohol. Counselling helped him to feel safe and listened to.

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Counsellors' Stories

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Meet Amy

Amy talks about the important role of play in helping to understand what's happening in a child's world.

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Meet Cecilia

During her placement, Cecilia saw the life-changing impact of working therapeutically with children.

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Meet Susanne

Susanne talks about her journey towards becoming a counsellor, and the invaluable support she received.

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Meet Chonda

Chonda’s placement taught her about the importance of early intervention.

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Child painting

Meet Lisa

Lisa talks about how important the debriefing sessions were during the placement.

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Counsellor talking to a child who has hands together

Meet Nikki

Nikki's work with Place2Be has helped to grow her confidence.

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Counsellor with child playing

Meet Janet

A former teacher on the new things she’s learned about supporting children.

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School Staff Stories

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Meet Liam

Specialist support has benefited our staff and pupils - and families now engage with the service too.

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Emma

Meet Emma

Over the past 10 years, Place2Be has helped support the complex needs of the children in our school.

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Bethan with Welsh Education Minister and Place2Be CEO, Catherine Roche

Meet Bethan

For 10 years, Place2Be has been making a huge difference to our school community.

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News & blogs

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Citi's e for education campaign to support Place2Be

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

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

Place2Be School Project Manager, Husna Rahman, shares her experience of supporting her child through the loss of a loved one.

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