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 she 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 cope with his loss and express his feelings.
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 Mathew witnessed his mum change due to alcohol. Counselling helped him to feel safe and listened to.
Hayley talks about her role as a Mental Health Practitioner in a Primary school.
A former teacher on the new things she’s learned about supporting children.
Place2Be school project manager, Pritti talks about her time at Ark Elvin Academy.
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.
Chonda’s placement taught her about the importance of early intervention.
Lisa talks about how important the debriefing sessions were during the placement.
Nikki's work with Place2Be has helped to grow her confidence.
School Staff Stories
Nicholas Hill shares how our Mental Health Champions Foundation programme helped him support children's wellbeing.
Headteacher Paul shares how our Senior Mental Health Leads training helped him implement a whole-school approach to mental health in his school.
Assistant Headteacher Kathryn shares her thoughts on our Senior Mental Health Leads programme.
Over the past 10 years, Place2Be has helped support the complex needs of the children in our school.
Rebecca shares her experience as a parent and a school staff member with a Place2Be service in her school.
For 10 years, Place2Be has been making a huge difference to our school community.
News & blogs
The impact of Place2Be’s whole-school service on pupils in Salford
One year into the Law Family Salford Research Programme, Area Manager Julia Barker looks at Place2Be's impact in schools.Read more
“My Voice Matters”: a look back at Children’s Mental Health Week 2024
This year, we encouraged children and young people to use their voices and share what matters to them during the Week.Read more
Mental health leaders call for more investment in school-based mental health support
In a joint letter to the Department of Health and Social Care, we're calling for investment in school-based support.Read more