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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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Place2Be Scotland passes the LGBTQ+ Charter at Gold level

Place2Be Scotland passed the LGBTQ+ Gold Mark Charter, a programme that helps organisations be LGBTQ+ inclusive.

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A group of people sitting in a room. They are watching and listening to a presentation delivered by Moray House and Place2Be. They have their backs to the camera.

The Future of Mentally Healthy Classrooms: celebrating our partnership with Moray House

Last week, Place2Be and Moray House School hosted an event to celebrate our partnership of supporting student teachers.

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Two primary age children wearing school uniform, sat in a classroom with their hands raised. Both are wearing stickers with the Children's Mental Health Week logo on.

Children's Mental Health Week 2024: resources available now

With just over 3 months until the week, we're excited to release our free resources to help everyone get involved.

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