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Mental health services in Scotland

Mental health services in Scotland

We've worked in Scotland since 2001, creating a Place2Be in schools for children aged four and up.

Place2Be provides a safe, creative, and playful space where children and young people can talk about their emotions and difficulties so mental health problems don’t grow with them.

We work with up to 14 local authorities in Scotland to provide our in-school mental health support services. These services include one-to-one counselling in around 60 primary and high schools and outreach services to 128 schools. Place2Be supports a school community of almost 56,000 children and young people in Scotland.

Our support includes the whole school community: we are a Place2Be for all school staff and parents to get the support, knowledge, and skills they need to help children focus on their schoolwork and fulfil their potential. 

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What we do in Scotland

Learn more about our work in Scotland, which includes in-school mental health support and expert mental health training for school staff.

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The difference we make

Read about our work's impact in Scotland, how many children and young people we help, and the difference we make.

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News and blogs

Stay updated with the latest on our work in Scotland and read inspiring stories from our Scottish team.

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News & blogs

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Making magical moments for foster families

This Foster Care Fortnight is about celebrating those moments that define fostering journeys for children and their carers.

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Place2Be partners with the University of Stirling

Place2Be and the University of Stirling announce new partnership to help student teachers create mentally healthy classrooms.

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Rollout of much needed mental health support for children in Aberdeen

Place2Be now delivers a full-school service to 16 primary schools in the city.

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