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Place2Be Scotland attends royal garden party in Edinburgh

This week, Place2Be staff members in Scotland were delighted to attend a royal garden party.

Place2Be Scotland at the Royal Garden Party

Their Royal Highnesses King Charles and Queen Camilla were joined by the Princess Royal to host the garden party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, which is a traditional part of Holyrood Week.

In attendance from Place2Be Scotland were Becky Wilkinson-Quinn (Regional Clinical Lead), Gillian Wylie (Area Manager for Scotland Midwest), Sophia Sives (Area Manager for Scotland North), and Catherine Henderson (Place2Be Scotland’s Business Development Consultant). 

On the day, guests were treated to a selection of sandwiches and cakes. Our staff members also had the opportunity to speak to Scotland's first minister, Humza Yousaf, and celebrate the hard work of Place2Be Scotland.

Despite the torrential rain, we had a fabulous day. We saw the King, Queen, and Princess Anne. We also got to speak with Humza Yousaf and his wife Tania, who is also a Counsellor... so obviously I spoke to her at length about Place2Be. The food was delicious...I have never eaten so many cakes in such quick succession, or eaten cucumber sandwiches with the addition of mint. I felt truly proud to be representing Place2Be amidst the 6000 in attendance. Becky Wilkinson-Quinn, Place2Be Scotland's Regional Clinical Lead
What a wonderful occasion to be invited to! Despite the rain trying dampen our spirits... I have never seen so many umbrellas... there were so many smiling faces and tiny cakes. The band were excellent and entertained us all afternoon. Gillian Wylie, Area Manager for Scotland Midwest

Since Autumn 2001, Place2Be has been providing in-school support and expert training to improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff across Scotland. 

Starting with an initial pilot in two Edinburgh primary schools, Place2Be Scotland now reaches 29,926 and their families in 58 schools across Glasgow, Edinburgh, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, Renfrewshire, Angus, Perth & Kinross, North and South Ayrshire, and the Highlands. 

We also work closely with education professionals across Scotland, providing support and advice through our partnership with Moray House School of Education and Sport, our Mental Health Champions-Foundation programme, and our online wellbeing sessions funded by the Scottish Government. 

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