Professor Tanya Byron
Tanya Byron is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with twenty years experience working with children and adolescents. She studied Psychology at the University of York and trained in Clinical Psychology at University College London and her doctorate at University College Hospital and the University of Surrey. She is a Professor in the Public Understanding of Science and has honorary doctorates from the Open University and the University of York. She is Chancellor of Edge Hill University and Honorary Professor of Psychology at Shangdong Normal University, China. Tanya is a clinician, journalist, author and broadcaster working with a variety of psychological and emotional issues as well as mental health difficulties that affect people of all ages.
Actress Jenna Coleman
As Ambassador for Place2Be, Jenna passionately believes in the importance of helping young people to talk openly about their feelings.
Actress Jenna Coleman is best known for her role as Companion Clara Oswin Oswald in the popular BBC hit series Doctor Who. Her passion for acting at an early age was made evident by the positive contribution she made to her schools theatre company, with whom she made an award winning performance at the Edinburgh Festival. Jenna has had a varied and exciting career, with leading roles in Dancing on the Edge, Room at the Top and ITV's adaptation of Titanic. She made her feature film debut in 2011 in Captain America: The First Avenger. Jenna will play a young Queen Victoria in ITV's new drama series Victoria, due to hit our screens in 2016. On hearing about Place2Be and seeing our work first-hand, Jenna felt compelled to help raise awareness of the vital support needed at very important stages of children's personal growth and development.
Ella Mills, best-selling author Deliciously Ella
Ella feels passionately about promoting the importance of mental health as well as physical health
Ella Mills is best known for her Award winning cookbooks. Her debut book ‘Deliciously Ella’ was the fastest‑selling cookbook in the UK. Following this huge success, Ella went on to launch the Mae Deli in Marylebone with her husband less than a year ago and they have just opened their second Deli. When Ella learnt more about the work of Place2Be she felt compelled to get involved. She feels passionately about supporting children’s emotional wellbeing in school and thinks that as well as having healthy bodies, having a healthy mind is equally as important.