Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards 2022
Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards 2022
Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards provides a unique opportunity to recognise the passion, determination and hard work in schools across the UK to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
Open to schools that work with or have recently trained with Place2Be, the Awards celebrate inspiring ambassadors of positive mental health. This includes children, young people and adults who go above and beyond to support mental wellbeing in their school communities.
Nominations for the Awards have now closed, and we are now counting down to the Wellbeing in Schools Ceremony, which will take place on Monday 13 June 2022. You can find information about the lucky finalists, the ceremony itself, and our talented judges below.
The Awards programme is now available to download, where you can read about the nominees, our judges and the hosts of the Awards.
Meet our finalists
This award recognises the adults who show an inspiring commitment to supporting the wellbeing of others in their school community and championing positive mental health.
Laurinda de Sousa, Haverstock School, London
Caroline Stuart, Seascape Primary School, County Durham
Tracey Redgrave, Lewis Street Primary School, Greater Manchester
This award recognises the young people aged 11-18 who have shown an inspiring commitment to supporting the wellbeing of others and championing positive mental health in their schools.
Thomas Purdie and Eden Wallace, Senior 3, Carrick Academy, South Ayrshire
Nicole Ascuntar, Year 10, Oasis Academy South Bank, London
Jayden Le Do and Zuzanna Kalicinska, Year 10, Deptford Green School, London
This award recognises the children aged 5-11 who have shown an inspiring commitment to supporting the wellbeing of others and championing positive mental health in their schools.
Jan Irwin, Primary 7, Oakwood Primary School, Glasgow
Lola Kamutzki, Primary 5, Murrayburn Primary School, Edinburgh
Ella-Kate Walker, Year 4, Seascape Primary School, County Durham
The Christine Merrell Award
This award recognises the Place2Be mental health professionals in Place2Be partner schools who go above and beyond to support a whole-school approach to mental wellbeing.
Lyndsey Baxter, School Project Manager, Seascape Primary, County Durham
Gillian Griffiths, School Project Manager, Croftfoot Primary, Glasgow
Dianna Roberts, School Project Manager, South Norwood Primary, Croydon
The Joe Lyonette Counsellor on Placement Award
This award recognises the Place2Be Counsellor on Placement in a Place2Be partner school who has gone above and beyond to help create a positive change for a child or young person.
Rachel Cade, St. Aidan's Primary School, London
Lorraine Mirham, Whitefriars School, London
Marie Potts, Seascape School, County Durham
The Mina Dell Mentally Healthy School Award
This award recognises the schools that have utilised Place2Be training most effectively in their journey toward promoting positive mental health for the whole school community.
The Brent Primary School, Kent
Carmarthenshire Secondary Teaching and Learning Centre (CSTLC), South Wales
Glenburn Early Learning and Childcare Centre, Renfrewshire
Outstanding School Leader
This award recognises the School Leaders at Place2Be partner schools who show an inspiring commitment to ensuring positive mental health and wellbeing are at the heart of school life.
Amanda Atkinson, The Bridge Manager, Stewards Academy, Essex
Matthew Tate, Headmaster, Hartsdown Academy, Kent
Vanessa Thomson, Head Teacher, Oakwood Primary School, Glasgow
Primary School Award
This award recognises the partner primary schools that show an inspiring commitment to a whole-school approach to mental health, creating positive cultures and offering support to all those who need it.
Kentmere Academy and Nursery, Greater Manchester
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Oxfordshire
St Paul's RC Primary School, Renfrewshire
Secondary School Award
This award recognises the partner secondary or all-through schools that show an inspiring commitment to a whole-school approach to mental health, creating positive cultures and offering support to all those who need it.
Ark Elvin Academy, North West London
Bruntcliffe Academy, Leeds
Girvan Academy, South Ayrshire
Meet our judges
We’ve brought together an incredible judging panel and we're so grateful to them all for giving their time to judge our Awards.
What some of our judges have to say about the Awards:
"Wow, that was hard!!! They all deserve an award for the incredible work that they do and the impact they have on young people's lives around the UK."
- Lynley Ashby, Managing Director - Global Head of FX Business Strategy, Citi bank
"What a wonderful set of nominations! I think it’s a fantastic accumulation of evidence and testimony about the great support being provided up and down the country."
- Professor Robin Banerjee, Head of School, University of Sussex School of Psychology
"It’s been fantastic to read about all the work being done for mental health and wellbeing across the country. There were so many amazing students, teachers and schools it was hard to pick!"
- Dr. Alex George, A&E doctor, author and UK Youth Mental Health Ambassador within the Department for Education
Read more about our judges, who bring great knowledge, experience and insight to our Awards.
We are looking forward to welcoming the finalists and select guests to our Awards ceremony.
The ceremony will be hosted by BAFTA at 195 Piccadilly on Monday, 13 June 2022.
Please find a map of the location below.
Got a question? Please read our FAQs (frequently asked questions) to find out everything you need to know about the awards and the nomination process.
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Supported by BAFTA
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