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Place2Be announces partnership with The Lord Mayor’s Appeal

10/11/2017

Samaritans, OnSide Youth Zones and Place2Be are the first charities to come together for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal

Place2Be is delighted to announce a new partnership with The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, alongside Samaritans and OnSide Youth Zones. The announcement comes ahead of The Lord Mayor’s Show, which takes place on Saturday 11th November through the City.

This is the first time 3 charities have come together in a partnership to work with The Lord Mayor's Appeal and any funds raised will go towards helping a range of people of all ages, across the capital over the next three years.

All the charities understand the importance of people of all ages being more aware of their emotional wellbeing in order to cope with the challenges that life can sometimes come their way.

The partnership with The Lord Mayor’s Appeal will enable Place2Be to help schools in London to meet the needs of their most vulnerable children by equipping 360 school leaders with the skills and knowledge to develop their school’s mental health strategy and to support their pupils’ emotional wellbeing, reaching 81,000 children.

The partnership will also help Place2Be to support the recruitment and training of volunteer mental health professionals who will work with 20,000 children and young people in schools over a five-year period.

Catherine Roche, Chief Executive of Place2Be said: “Through this unique partnership with The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, we will work with more London schools so that children facing mental health difficulties can thrive and reach their potential. Every child or young person who needs it should have access to high quality support, so we are thrilled that thanks to The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, we will have the opportunity to train the next generation of mental health professionals.”

Find out about the 3 charities involved in The Lord Mayor’s Appeal

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