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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 Duchess of Cambridge as Place2Be’s Royal Patron.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

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.

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 exactly this. HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, 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 since, encouraging more people to get involved and spread the word each year.

Visit the Children’s Mental Health Week website

Heads Together

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.

Visit the Heads Together website

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.

Visit the Mentally Healthy Schools website


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.

Visit the Shout website

News & blogs

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge unveils 5 findings of biggest ever study on the early years

The research reveals what the UK thinks about the early years, and explores how COVID-19 has impacted parents and carers.

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge leading virtual assembly

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).

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge video call

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank teachers

TRH thanked teachers and school staff for their dedication in a videocall.