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Child mental health support – Wales


Child mental health support – Wales

Place2Be has offered mental health support for children and young people in Wales since 2009 and currently reaches over 2,000 pupils and their families in six schools across Cardiff.

We offer a menu of different services to meet schools’ needs, including in-school support, expert training and resources.

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We build children's resilience through talking, creative work and play. We also support parents and school staff and help schools to be mentally healthy. Read about our services 

Our communities face challenges including poverty, domestic violence and complex needs. Search for Place2Be schools near you

For every £1 invested, our counselling service in UK primary schools has the potential to return £6.20 to society, according to a report by Pro Bono Economics. Read the report 

Funding for our in-school service comes from a variety of sources including Pupil Development Grant and fundraising.

See our schools brochure

Place2Be helped me when I was upset or if I needed to talk. Place2Be has been there. Thank you for listening. 11-year-old girl, Cardiff

Counselling Placements

Our Counselling Placements in schools are an opportunity to work with children in a safe therapeutic setting. Read about our Counselling Placements and apply

Training and consultations for schools

  • Schools’ Mental Health Forum – bringing together school staff and mental health professionals
  • Mental Health Champions training programmes – for school leaders and class teachers
  • Consultations – on emotional wellbeing and behaviour, tailored to each school
  • Workshops – about specialist subjects.

Read about our services

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News & blogs

Teddy bear on a computer keyboard, next to a cup of tea and slice of toast

For now, being ‘good enough’ can be a consolation

Rebecca Wilkinson-Quinn, Place2Be's Regional Clinical Lead for Scotland and Wales, reflects on parenting during the pandemic.

Woman on phone

“The value of the phone calls is more than I ever expected”

Emma Bell, Area Manager for Cardiff, reflects on the experience of supporting parents, children and families during lockdown.

Place2Be's Jonathan Wood

Supporting children and families in Wales for ten years

Place2Be has been supporting children and young people's mental health in Wales for ten years.