Action on Addiction
Action on Addiction is a national charity that works to find and disseminate ever more effective ways of disarming addiction in individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.
Place2Be and Action on Addiction are collaborating on a number of projects (see SafeLives below) including the delivery of a school-based project, M-PACT Plus, which takes a whole-family approach to tackling substance misuse. It is run as an 8 week free group for the whole family.
The partnership brings together Place2Be's school-based networks and model of provision of emotional and mental health services for children and Action on Addiction's expertise in working with families with challenges related to substance misuse in order to improve the lives of children and their families affected by addiction.
The project is being funded by The Royal Foundation and Comic Relief.
The Centre for Mental Health is an independent charity seeking to translate research into policy and practice and make a difference to children and adults facing or living with poor mental health and emotional wellbeing. The Centre has well established expertise in understanding what works (content and quality implementation), the health economics of mental health support and the wider context within which such interventions are offered. We are working with the Centre to refine and improve our Parenting Service in order to establish it as an integral part of effective school-based early intervention support.
The Charities Forum
Place2Be is honoured to be a member of The Charities Forum, a collection of charities privileged to have either The Duke or Duchess of Cambridge or Prince Harry as Patron.
Started by The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry in 2006 the Forum is a way to bring together their charitable interests, explore how they can best lend their support and to promote collaboration between the organisations they support.
The Forum includes over 30 organisations and is used to generate ideas and look at how to influence the charitable sector by combining the profile of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry with the diversity and experience of the Forum members.
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Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Every year they train c.7000 professionals, including many school staff, helping them to better understand and meet the needs of grieving families. Place2Be is benefiting from their vital resources to better equip our professionals to help children and parents who are dealing with bereavement.
The Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition
The Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition brings together leading charities to campaign jointly on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.
The Communication Trust
The Communication Trust is a group of almost 50 voluntary and community service organisations who have expertise and knowledge of children's speech, language and communication.
Partner members of the Consortium have national reach and the primary focus of their work is children's speech, language and communication. Place2Be is an Associate member, which includes organisations whose work has a broader focus while still supporting the importance of communication.
CAMHS Outcomes Research Consortium
The CAMHS Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) is a world-leading grassroots collaboration of mental health specialists from over 70 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) across the UK and beyond. Collaborating services pay an annual membership fee for all staff within their service to be part of this learning network.
Members collect questionnaire responses from children and families they work with to give them insight into how far they are achieving positive outcomes and how they experience the care they receive. They are committed to use this information to help them reflect on their service provision and improve practice.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are spearheading the Heads Together campaign to end stigma around mental health. Heads Together aims to change the national conversation on mental health and wellbeing. Place2Be is thrilled to be one of the partner charities alongside Best Beginnings, CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably, Contact (a military mental health coalition), Mind, The Mix, YoungMinds and The Anna Freud Centre. Together, the charities have wide-ranging experience of tackling stigma, raising awareness, and providing vital help for people with mental health challenges.
MindEd is a free online e-learning resource for everyone with a duty of care for children and young people, whether this be through their work or outside it in a voluntary or charitable capacity. This could be as a counsellor, teacher or police officer or equally as an athletics or football coach or through involvement with the Scouts or Brownies.
At its heart, MindEd provides practical knowledge that gives adults confidence to identify a mental health issue and act swiftly, meaning better outcomes for the child or young person involved.
"We exist to help people to positively manage their moods."
Our friends over at Moodscope offer a tool to help measure your mood as well as an excellent daily blog you can receive via email and highly recommended by us.
SafeLives is a national charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. Set up as Co-ordinated Action Against Domestic Abuse (Caada) in 2005, the organisation works to transform the UK's response to domestic abuse so that all families can live in safety.
Far too many of the children Place2Be helps live in homes affected by addiction and domestic violence. These issues, combined with poor mental health, form a 'toxic trio' which can have a devastating effect on the whole family. Place2Be is therefore working with sector leaders Action on Addiction and SafeLives to develop training for our parent counsellors. This will enable our counsellors to provide support to parents which is focused on the people involved, not on individual issues. This work is being funded by the Hans & Julia Rausing Trust.