Our Royal Patron
Our Royal Patron
As part of her commitment to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people, we are honoured to have HRH The Duchess of Cambridge as Place2Be’s Royal Patron.
Since her patronage began in 2013, Her Royal Highness has helped us to shine a spotlight on our vital work across the UK.
We have been delighted to introduce The Duchess to pupils, families and staff at several Place2Be partner schools and to host her at special events, including our school leaders’ forum.
We were honoured when the Duchess opened our new London headquarters in 2018.
Children’s Mental Health Week
Her Royal Highness helped Place2Be launch the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 and has supported the campaign since, encouraging more people to get involved and spread the word each year.
Place2Be is one of the charity partners for the Heads Together campaign, which was launched by TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in 2016 to end stigma around mental health.
Mentally Healthy Schools
Place2Be is one of the partner charities for the Mentally Healthy Schools website, which was launched in 2018 by the Duchess of Cambridge as a legacy of the Heads Together campaign. The free website offers primary school staff information, advice and practical resources to better understand and promote pupils’ mental health and wellbeing.
Place2Be works in partnership with Shout, a free, 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis which was piloted in some of our partner secondary schools. The site was launched nationally by TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2019.
News & blogs
The Duchess of Cambridge to lead virtual assembly on kindness
Place2Be’s royal patron will lead an online assembly for the Oak National Academy tomorrow (Thursday 18 June).READ MORE
TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank teachers
TRH thanked teachers and school staff for their dedication in a videocall.READ MORE
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.READ MORE