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 Princess of Wales 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 Princess 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 Princess 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, encouraging more people to get involved and spread the word each year.
Place2Be is one of the charity partners for the Heads Together campaign, launched by TRH The Prince and Princess of Wales and Prince Harry in 2016 to end the stigma around mental health.
Mentally Healthy Schools
Place2Be is one of the partner charities for the Mentally Healthy Schools website, launched in 2018 by the Princess of Wales as a legacy of the Heads Together campaign. The free website offers school and college 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 piloted in some of our partner secondary schools. The site was launched nationally by TRH The Prince and Princess of Wales and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2019.
News & blogs
Celebrating 10 years of our Royal Patronage
As we mark 10 years of Royal Patronage, Place2Be’s CEO Catherine Roche reflects on the impact of Her Royal Highness’ support.Read more
Place2Be Scotland attends royal garden party in Edinburgh
Place2Be staff members in Scotland were delighted to attend a royal garden party at the Palace of Holyrood in Edinburgh.Read more
HMS Glasgow donates £2000 to Place2Be and forges links with two local partner schools
The crew of HMS Glasgow have chosen to support Place2Be and local partner schools, Holy Cross and Gowanbank.Read more