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Media centre

Our press team can give you information about Place2Be's work and provide expert responses to news and statistics on children's and young people’s mental health.

Press office contact details

Email: press@place2be.org.uk

Phone number: 07850 265 681

If you want to contact us about Place2Be speaking at your conference or event, please email speakers@place2be.org.uk.

Frequently asked questions

Our press team can help with:

  • information about our work and campaigns
  • expert spokespeople to comment on the latest developments in children's and young people’s mental health
  • statistics from our work in hundreds of schools across England, Scotland and Wales
  • guidance about our logo and brand
  • information about our policy and public affairs work.

You can also take a look at our Children and young people's mental health statistics page for key statistics on children's mental health and how we help vulnerable young people through our school services.

We can comment on the following:

  • counselling and mental health support for children and young people
  • challenges in school (e.g. exams, bullying and social media)
  • difficulties at home (e.g. parental separation and bereavement)
  • mental health conditions (e.g. depression and anxiety)
  • special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) (e.g. autism)
  • supporting parents and carers to look after their child’s mental health
  • supporting school staff (e.g. understanding behaviour and teacher stress)
  • supporting school leaders (e.g. mental health strategies and safeguarding).

We publish all our press releases on our News page.

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity and the UK’s leading school-based children’s mental health services provider. We provide support in schools and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of children, young people, parents and teachers.

Place2Be currently provides an embedded mental health service in 500 UK primary and secondary schools, supporting a school community of around 243,000 children and young people. 

Read more about our work on Our approach page.

If you're looking for statistics on children's and young people's mental health, take a look at our Children and young people's mental health statistics page. There, you'll find:

  • key statistics on children's mental health
  • stats on the impact our school services have on children's and young people's mental health.

You can find more detailed information about our impact in our Impact report.

Our press team does not have the capacity to respond to requests from student journalists. However, you are welcome to use information from our website. Our Statistics and evidence and Children and young people's mental health statistics pages include key statistics about Place2Be's work.

You can find some of the latest research on children and young people's mental health in this news story on our blog.

News & blogs

Harlow MP Rob Halfon speaking with a Place2Be School Project Manager. The pair are sitting on green armchairs inside a room with light green painted walls.

Harlow MP sees impact of our embedded service during school visit

Robert Halfon visited Stewards Academy on Friday 19 April, gaining insight into how Place2Be’s service supports students.

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A man wearing blue looking at woman with brown hair who is speaking to a room of people.

New bursary scheme to remove financial barriers for prospective child counsellors

The bursaries will enable more people to train as counsellors, helping to grow the children's mental health workforce.

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The Princess of Wales, Place2Be's Royal Patron, sitting with primary school pupils in a classroom

Our statement on our Royal Patron

We send our very best wishes to our Royal Patron, HRH The Princess of Wales, for a full recovery.

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