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Tips and support for the holidays

Tips and support for the holidays

Place2Be’s school-based support may not be available over the holidays – but there are still lots of ways that you can look after your child’s wellbeing and get support.

If you or a family member needs urgent help, please visit our Urgent Help page for a list of organisations that can provide support.

Primary-age children

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Parenting Smart

Our Parenting Smart site is full of practical advice and tried and tested tips for parents and carers of primary-age children.

Visit Parenting Smart

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Art Room Activities

A series of free creative projects for primary-age children to make at home with parents or carers.

Discover our Art Room activities

Secondary-age young people

Shout (in partnership with Place2Be)

Any young person who feels like they are struggling to cope can text CONNECT to 85258 for free, 24 hours a day. Shout’s trained volunteers are there to listen and support young people (and adults) to get to a calmer and safe place. Texts are confidential and will not show up on your phone bill.

Visit Shout's website

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ThinkNinja (age 10-18)

ThinkNinja is a mental health app designed for 10 to 18-year-olds. Using a variety of content and tools, it allows young people to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing, and develop skills they can use to build resilience and stay well.

Download the ThinkNinja app