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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.

HRH The Princess of Wales

School leaders and teachers need expert guidance and training to develop their own approaches to supporting children’s mental wellbeing. They also need access to a pool of experienced, well-trained mental health professionals who can step in when things are more complex or serious. As its Patron, I am incredibly proud of the contribution that Place2Be is making towards this. HRH The Princess of Wales, Place2Be’s Royal Patron

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.

Visit the Children’s Mental Health Week website

HRH Duchess of Cornwall and Cambridge sitting with school children

Heads Together

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.

Visit the Heads Together website

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.

Visit the Mentally Healthy Schools website


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.

Visit the Shout website

News & blogs

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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Place2Be colleagues with children and staff members from St. Johns Primary School. They are all standing around a red post box, outside the Westminster Abbey Shop.

Place2Be attends the Together at Christmas carol service

Place2Be was delighted to attend the Together at Christmas carol service hosted by the Prince and Princess of Wales.

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HRH Princess of Wales with children at primary school

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.

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