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Our work

Our work

Guided by our mission, vision, values and approach, we have provided mental health services in schools for almost 30 years.

In the last school year: 

  • 6,901 pupils were supported through one-to-one counselling 
  • 33,327 pupils booked their own appointments to speak to our mental health professional
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Our approach

We use a distinctive therapeutic approach to support children and young people early, including working with the whole school community.

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Diversity and inclusion

Place2Be is fully committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

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Our mission and values

We are passionate about improving children's and young people's mental health, guided by our mission, vision and values.

Discover our mission, vision and values

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Our history

Since Place2Be was founded in 1994, we’ve grown into a national charity. We now offer a range of services in over 500 schools across the UK.

Learn about our history

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Mental health services in Scotland

Place2Be has worked in Scotland since 2001, creating a Place2Be in schools for children aged four and up. Learn more about what we do to improve the lives of Scottish children and young people.

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News & blogs

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The impact of Place2Be’s whole-school service on pupils in Salford

One year into the Law Family Salford Research Programme, Area Manager Julia Barker looks at Place2Be's impact in schools.

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“My Voice Matters”: a look back at Children’s Mental Health Week 2024

This year, we encouraged children and young people to use their voices and share what matters to them during the Week.

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Mental health leaders call for more investment in school-based mental health support

In a joint letter to the Department of Health and Social Care, we're calling for investment in school-based support.

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