Research publications

Place2Be measures the impact of our work for every child we see for one-to-one counselling, demonstrating the difference our services make to children's lives.

Place2Be is keen to increase the reach of our research findings through forging links with academic institutions and contributing to academic journals, placing us centrally in the critical debate around early intervention mental health services.


In recent years, Place2Be has worked with Masters and PhD students from the University of East London, the University of Strathclyde, the University College London, University of Central Lancashire, Anna Freud Centre and the Institute of Education.

Published research

We are delighted to share a growing catalogue of published research written by our students and independent evaluators.

Economic evaluation of Place2Be’s Counselling Service in Primary Schools: A Pro Bono Economics report for Place2Be, in association with Dr Allan Little

Every Child Journal Issue Volume 6.3 & 6.4 - In the eye of the ‘perfect storm’: Dr Fiona Pienaar and Dr Patrick Johnston explore what support and training schools need to address spiralling pupil and staff mental health needs

‘Mental Health Service Models for Young People’ POSTnote - The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

The validation of the self-report Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire for use by 6- to 10-year-old children in the UK

The Place2Be: measuring the effectiveness of primary school-based therapeutic intervention in England and Scotland. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research: Linking research with practice

Validity of self-reports of psychopathology from children of 4-11 years of age

The International Journal for School-Based family counselling has published two papers written by Place2Be's Senior Clinical Consultant Dr Stephen Adams-Langley

The Effects of School Exclusion and Effective Interventions - A joint paper by RAPt and Place2Be


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After leaving her abusive husband, Marcia was finding it hard to cope. She was offered counselling sessions with Place2Be at her daughter's school

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