Our mission, vision and values

Our mission, vision and values

For over 25 years we have provided mental health services in schools, guided by our mission, vision, values and approach.

Our mission

Our mission is to improve children and young people’s mental health.

We believe that no child or young person should have to face mental health problems alone.

Our teams across the UK passionately support pupils to manage challenges in their lives.

Place2Be is a very supportive and reassuring place for people who have serious issues to find their voice. It helps them grow stronger. 10-year-old boy

Our vision

Place2Be's vision is for all children and young people to have the support they need to build lifelong coping skills and thrive.

We will make this happen by:

  • Providing high-quality mental health services in schools, backed by research
  • Building confidence and knowledge in schools to promote a better understanding of mental health and wellbeing
  • Building a mental health workforce that can support children and young people
  • Raising awareness of children and young people’s mental health everywhere, from government to the general public.

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Our values

We believe that how we approach our work is as important as the work itself. Our four key values shape everything we do:

  • Compassion – we put people first and listen to their needs so we can really help them
  • Integrity – we make decisions based on what’s right for our school communities
  • Perseverance – we strive to constantly improve our services, based on evidence
  • Creativity – we embrace change, explore new ideas and put creativity at the heart of our support.

News & blogs

Father and son talking

Coronavirus: learning from teens when it comes to dealing with change

Sarah Haywood, Place2Be School Project Manager writes for The Scotsman.

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Coronavirus: supporting children who may be especially vulnerable

Place2Be's Principal Educational Psychologists share some ways to support children who are especially vulnerable.

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Coronavirus: updates from Place2Be

Tips, advice, and updates on how to access our services.

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