Facts and figures

Place2Be is a children's mental health charity providing school-based support and in-depth training programmes to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.


  • Working in partnership with schools, teams of mental health professionals help to create a culture of openness and promote positive mental health, ensuring that potential problems can be identified at an early stage and that children can access support in a safe and familiar environment
  • We currently provide mental health support in 286 primary and secondary schools across England, Scotland and Wales, reaching 129,000 children and young people
  • Place2Be takes an evidence-based approach – gathering, analysing and using data to challenge and improve services
  • Our Mental Health Champions programmes for School Leaders and Class Teachers combine expert consultation, advice and training to help build understanding, skills and knowledge of mental health in schools
  • Last year, 232 schools took part in our Mental Health Champions programmes, equipping them with the skills and confidence to support pupils’ mental health
  • The Art Room at Place2Be provides a group work intervention in schools using creativity and art to improve the wellbeing of pupils experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties
  • Place2Be is also a leading provider of specialist training and university-validated child counselling qualifications, from introductory level to Postgraduate Diploma and Masters
  • Last year, 1,044 child counsellors took part in one of these qualifications, building an ever-growing body of professionals who specialise in working with children and young people

* May 2018

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St Christopher's Primary School

St Christopher's became a Place2Be school because they had large numbers of children with difficult home lives