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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 the government to the general public.

Graphic with children in the centre and round the sides: Work therapeutically in schools, build awareness and skills in schools, build workforce in children and young people's mental health, innovate/evidence and communicate impact

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 bring empathy and kindness to all we do, to better understand and meet the needs of children and young people, colleagues and other stakeholders.
  • Integrity – We demonstrate sound ethical values in all of our work, and we are honest, transparent, courageous and authentic.
  • Perseverance – We have the courage to continue in the face of adversity and do this with determination to find effective solutions.
  • Creativity – We bring an open-minded approach and flexibility to our thinking and actions, and enable others​​ to do the same. 

News & blogs

Look back at Children's Mental Health Week 2021

Look back at Children’s Mental Health Week 2021

This year's Children's Mental Health Week theme was Express Yourself. We share some of the highlights of the week.

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The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge talks to teachers during Children’s Mental Health Week

The Duchess of Cambridge spoke with teachers from Ribbon Academy in County Durham about supporting children in the pandemic.

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Professor Jason Leitch headshot

Professor Jason Leitch chats to pupils at Place2Be partner school

Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director of the Scottish Government spoke to pupils at Oakwood Primary School.

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