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Keep up with the latest news and views from our expert teams, schools and partners.

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Coronavirus: learning from teens when it comes to dealing with change

Sarah Haywood, Place2Be School Project Manager writes for The Scotsman.

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Ben Shires

Launching BAFTA Kids at Home with Place2Be

Our friends at BAFTA Kids have enlisted some famous faces to help inspire children, and keep families entertained.

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Coronavirus: supporting children who may be especially vulnerable

Place2Be's Principal Educational Psychologists share some ways to support children who are especially vulnerable.

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Coronavirus: Place2Be support for children, families and schools

An update on how are working to ensure support children and young people.

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Coronavirus: updates from Place2Be

Tips, advice, and updates on how to access our services.

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Coronavirus: looking after your mental health at home

Advice from Place2Be for families staying at home during school closures.

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Coronavirus: talking to pupils about closures

Surrey Square Primary School share a script for how they're telling pupils about school closures.

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Coronavirus: getting in touch with Place2Be

Information on how to get in touch with Place2Be. We will continue to update this as circumstances change.

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Duchess of Cambridge hosts Gala Dinner for 25th anniversary of Place2Be

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge hosted a Gala Dinner at Buckingham Palace to celebrate our 25th year.

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Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from children

We share some tips and resources to help ease you and your child's worries about coronavirus.

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How being brave boosts children's mental health

Sally Izon, Place2Be School Project Manager, shares her tips for helping children to share their worries.

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Head teachers with Place2Be tops on with their bikes for challenge event

Headteachers raise over £100,000 for Place2Be

Twenty Heads kayaked, cycled and hiked from ‘dawn ‘til dusk’ to support Place2Be.

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Taster Day Edinburgh 2020

Place2Be host free Counselling Workshops

100 people participated in 3 locations across the UK and Scotland.

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P2B Morgan Stanley

Place2Be secures funding from new partner Morgan Stanley

The new grant is to enable Place2Be to expand its reach in London.

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Scot Main Puppet

Scottish Mental Health Minister visits Craigroyston Primary School to discuss children’s mental health

Clare Haughey visited Carigroyston Primary School as part of Children’s Mental Health Week.

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Tamsin and Anne Laura

Teaching resilience skills can support teenager's mental health

Dr Anne-Laura van Harmelen and Professor Tamsin Ford from the University of Cambridge guest blog for Children's Mental Health Week.

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Sale Sharks and Place2Be launch new 'Find Your Brave' programme

As part of Children’s Mental Health Week, Sharks Community Trust and Place2Be are launching the new community programme.

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Josh Smith from Glamour UK

A letter to my 11-year-old self…

Josh Smith, Celebrity and Entertainment Director of GLAMOUR UK, writes to his 11-year-old self.

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Young girl talking to Place2Be counsellor

Place2Be announce new bursaries to boost numbers of child counsellors

The bursaries have been made possible thanks to the generous support of The Wolfson Foundation.

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Brandon with Ed Petrie and Lauren Layfield, CBBC presenters

South Shields pupil takes to the red carpet to ask celebrities how they 'Find their Brave'

Brandon took to the BAFTA red carpet to ask children, head teachers and celebrities how they 'Find their Brave'.

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Enid Lewis

Four initiatives that have helped to support our pupils’ mental health

Headteacher Enid Lewis shares four ways her school supports the mental health of staff and pupils.

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Catherine Roche, CEO of Place2Be

Place2Be's CEO launches Children's Mental Health Week

Catherine Roche launches Children's Mental Health Week.

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NAHT News FINAL FINAL

Place2Be and NAHT release joint research

The research was conducted as part of Children's Mental Health Week.

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HRH DUCHESS CAMBRIDGE CMHW 2020

The Duchess of Cambridge supports Children’s Mental Health Week

Our Royal Patron shares a message of support to help launch Children’s Mental Health Week.

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Dame Benita Refson DBE

Place2Be's President Speaks to The Pivotal Podcast

Dame Benny Refson DBE discusses children's mental health with podcast aimed at teachers and school staff.

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Get involved with Children's Mental Health Week!

Support to help us raise awareness of the importance of children and young people's mental health.

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Shoutnews

No child left behind this Christmas

Place2Be and crisis text line Shout are leaving no child behind this Christmas period.

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Mrs Hinch raises over £30,000 for Place2Be

Instagram sensation Mrs Hinch has donated over £30k to Place2Be from her merchandise sales.

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CAROL2020

Over £50,000 raised at Place2Be's Carol Concert

This year we raised over £50,000, enabling us to support even more children across the UK.

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Dr Fiona Pienaar

Evaluating School Counselling

Dr Fiona Pienaar looks at the impact of school-based counselling through evaluating client feedback.

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Place2be Duke Onside Youth Zone

Place2Be and Onside Youth Zones announce collaboration

HRH The Duke of Sussex announced the partnership, funded by the Lord Mayor's Appeal.

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Children mascots for England

Place2Be mascots lead out England footballers

Place2Be pupils joined the England football team to help kick off their match against Montenegro.

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Place2Be staff at HSJ Awards

Celebrations at HSJ Awards

Place2Be Cluster Manager, Angelica McMillan, reflects on our evening at HSJ Awards.

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Place2Be takes part in the Lord Mayor's Show

William Russell, Place2Be Trustee was invested as London's Lord Mayor as part of the Lord Mayor's Show.

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William Russel Lord Mayor London

Interview with Lord Mayor of London, William Russell

An Interview with William Russell, Place2Be Trustee and incoming Lord Mayor of London about his new role.

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Place2Be 'Highly Commended' at HSJ awards

Place2Be was honoured to be 'Highly Commended' in the Mental Health Provider of the Year category.

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Children and presenters at BAFTA Kids Roadshow in Wembley

Wembley school visited by BAFTA Kids Roadshow

BAFTA Kids Roadshow with Place2Be visits Park Lane Primary School.

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Children's Mental Health Week on a mobile phone with 'Find your Brave'

Children's Mental Health Week theme announced

Place2Be has announced the theme for Children's Mental Health Week 2020: Find your Brave

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Place2Be's Jonathan Wood

Supporting children and families in Wales for ten years

Place2Be has been supporting children and young people's mental health in Wales for ten years.

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Wales 10 Year Anniversary Place2be

Welsh Education Minister, Kirsty Williams at anniversary event in Wales

Welsh Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, joined Place2Be at the tenth anniversary event in Wales.

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TV presenters and children posing with BAFTA for kids roadshow

BAFTA Kid's Roadshow visits Birmingham and Leeds

This week the BAFTA Kids Roadshow with Place2Be visited schools in Birmingham and Leeds.

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Bafta Roadshow Forthview Scotland

BAFTA Kids hits the road to Scotland

BAFTA Kids Roadshow with Place2Be visits schools in Edinburgh and North Ayrshire

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Katie Thiselton Transition School Place2be

Secondary school transition – it’s good to talk

Place2Be Ambassador Katie Thistleton explores how we can help children transition into secondary or high school.

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Duchess Cambridge Rhs Wisely Child

Duchess of Cambridge installs her garden joined by children from Place2Be

The garden was installed at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley, as part of ‘Back to Nature Festival’.

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Ruth Davidson Place2be School Visit Mental Health

Ruth Davidson discusses children's mental health at Tynecastle School

The MSP for Edinburgh Central visited a Place2Be school today for a discussion about children and young people's mental health services in Scotland.

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News 17 The Good Childhood Report 2019

The Children’s Society's new Good Childhood report

The Children’s Society’s Good Childhood report studies the state of children’s wellbeing in the UK.

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Hsj Awards Mental Health Provider Of The Year Place2be

Place2Be shortlisted in Health Service Journal Awards

Place2Be is thrilled to be shortlisted in the Mental Health Provider of the Year category.

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Sale Sharks Partnership Place2be

Sale Sharks and Place2Be's new charity partnership

The Premiership Rugby Union club picked Place2Be as their charity partner this year.

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Duke Duchess Katie Thiselton Kings Cup

Place2Be joins The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at The King’s Cup

Place2Be competed against seven other charities, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, in the sailing regatta.

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Counsellors in schools will be a big help – The Scotsman

Summer holidays should be a chance to recharge and unwind. Not for Karen.

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1 In 20 Schools Manchester Mental Health Support

Greater Manchester schools to receive mental health support

The Greater Manchester Mentally Healthy Schools and Colleges have revealed an expansion from 64 to 125 schools, colleges and pupil referral units.

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News 21 Centre For Mental Health Place2be Responds

Place2Be's response to Centre for Mental Health's new research

Catherine Roche, Chief Executive of Place2Be, responded regarding the commissioning of voluntary and community organisations in mental health.

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News 22 Children Young People Mental Health Task Force

Place2Be responds to Scottish Government's recommendations

Jonathan Wood, Head of Service at Place2Be responded to the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Taskforce's recommendations.

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Stewards Academy 10 Years Place2be Girls

Stewards Academy marks 10 years of Place2Be

This week, Stewards Academy in Harlow celebrated 10 years of Place2Be services in their school.

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News 24 HRH Duchess Of Cambridge Back To Nature Garden

Place2Be pupils explore 'Back to Nature Garden'

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge met six pupils form Hampton Hill Junior as they explored her Back to Nature Garden at Hampton Court.

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Young People Mental Health Support Online Face To Face

Young people want both in person and digital mental health support

New research by Place2Be found most children and young people turn to family members for emotional support.

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News 9 Prime Minister Teacher Training Mental Health

PM calls for teacher training to cover mental health

The Prime Minister has unveiled a plan for teacher training in England to include mental health.

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Masculinity and child counselling: my journey

Jonathan shares his experience around masculinity and child counselling.

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Blog7 Early Intervention Mental Health Children

The case for early intervention

Place2Be Chief Executive Catherine Roche breaks down the importance of early intervention for children's mental health.

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Shout Crisis Messenger Text Line

'Shout' text messaging helpline launches

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex launch Shout, a text helpline that supports people in crisis.

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Bafta School Roadshow Place2be

BAFTA Kids Roadshow with Place2Be returns for a 3rd year!

Keep up to date with our travels around England, Scotland and Wales.

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Place2be Wellbeing In Schools Awards 2019

The Wellbeing in Schools Awards 2019

Place2Be held a special ceremony celebrating the special individuals helping innovate support for mental health in their schools.

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Blog5 Play Language Children Therapy Counselling Ss

Play: A Language for Children

Counsellor on Placement, Jess, tells the story of working with Adam and how a toy car taught her the power of play.

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Scotsman Lack Mental Health Training Classroom

Lack of training in mental health a concern in the classroom - The Scotsman

In 2016, 861 teachers in Scotland between the ages of 21 and 45 lapsed from the teaching register.

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RESEARCH

Research: children with less sleep more likely to struggle with worries

Place2Be's research shows children with less sleep are more likely to struggle with worries.

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Mischon De Reya Sharenting Films

Place2Be & Mishcon de Reya launch ‘sharenting’ films

Place2Be and law firm Mishcon de Reya collaborate on three films exploring children's views on sharenting.

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News 12 St Marys College Partner

Place2Be partners with St Mary's University College in Belfast

The partnership looks to ensure teachers in Northern Ireland are equipped with the skills to support pupils’ mental health.

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Nhs Digital 1 In 8 Mental Health Disorder

1 in 8 children & young people have a mental disorder

Mental health disorders are on the rise among children and young people, according to the new report.

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Blog3 Designated School Mental Health Lead

What is a designated mental health lead?

Sarah Hannafin, senior policy advisor at NAHT, shares her view on the role of the designated mental health lead.

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Edinburgh Stirling Universities Place2be

Place2Be partners with Universities of Edinburgh and Stirling for Pilot

The partnership looks to ensure teachers in Scotland are equipped with the skillets to support children’s mental health.

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Self Hard Advice Parents

Supporting a child who is self-harming

Advice for parents and professionals.

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News 8 Mental Health Counselling Primary School

Counselling in primary schools could offer six-fold societal returns

A one year investment of 4.2 million can allow Place2Be to generate potential societal benefits of £25.9 million.

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Mentally Healthy Schools Child Classroom

Mentally Healthy Schools website now nationwide

This landmark website project from Heads Together is now available nationwide.

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News 10 Green Paper Mental Health Response

Place2Be responds to Green Paper consultation

Place2Be responds to the Green Paper; “Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision”.

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RESEARCH

Research: Schools struggle with mental health support

This Children’s Mental Health Week Place2Be partnered with NAHT, BACP and UKCP, to conduct research into mental health support.

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News 11 Scel Endores Mental Health Champions

Mental Health Champions endorsed by Education Scotland

Education Scotland added Place2Be's programmes to their Educational Leadership framework.

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Blog6 Misdiagnosis Autism Girls

Masking, Meltdowns and Misdiagnosis

Why girls with autism can miss out on identification and support

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Ending Child Therapy Endings

Tying up loose ends

Finishing counselling can be difficult for both Place2Be counsellors and the pupils they support.

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RESEARCH

Survey: Place2Be and school leaders’ union NAHT results

The survey shows half of schools struggle to get mental health support for pupils.

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Place2Be's Big Assembly Spreads Kindness

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge speaks to children at Place2Be’s Big Assembly.

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Research: pupils share their views for Children’s Mental Health Week

Pupils at our Partner Schools tell Place2Be about their concerns and highlight the importance of kindness.

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Bereavement Impact Children

The impacts of bereavement

Place2Be explore the affects of bereavement on children and young people.

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