"My experience as a counsellor working with adolescents gave me the passion to found Place2Be in 1994. I knew that we needed to reach children's problems sooner rather than later so their problems don't grow with them and they can view life with a sense of hope and engage with their learning."
Dame Benita Refson DBE, President
The need for Place2Be's services is acute and growing every
day. The costs of not providing early mental health support
are considerable: children suffer, costs to taxpayers rise and
society loses the potential of another individual.
Place2Be's work with children, parents and teachers has
been widely recognised by a variety of awards over the years.
Last year we launched Place2Be's own awards - The Place2Be
Wellbeing in Schools Awards.
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HRH The Duchess of Cambridge is the Royal Patron of Place2Be.
The Duchess' decision to support Place2Be is a reflection of her
personal interest in and commitment to improving the mental health
and emotional wellbeing of children in the UK.
Place2Be is passionate about providing a better future for
The Place2Be team are leaders in the field of children's mental
health and well-being and have a wealth of experience in
counselling, education, child psychiatry and philanthropy.
Place2Be is proud to work in partnership with a range of
organisations who share a common vision to enhance the wellbeing
and prospects of children and their families.
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