Children's stories

Read how Place2Be has made a difference to these children.

  • Mia

    After going into care, 7 year-old Mia struggled in class, argued with other children and didn't follow her teacher's instructions. With the help of a Place2Be Counsellor, Mia learned to use art and play to explore her mixed feelings about her mother.

  • Matthew

    7-year-old Matthew is deaf. Although he has some partial hearing, he needs to look at people as they are talking to understand them fully.

  • Macy

    Macy, a 10 year old girl referred to Place2Be was described by teaching staff as a very quiet, sad, withdrawn little girl, almost lacking emotion. Place2Be's School Project Manager met with her parent to gain information regarding Macy's past and current experiences.

  • Lara

    Lara, a 12 year old girl used a series of pictures to develop her own story and express her feelings. Her pictures were metaphors told through favourite TV series' characters with themes of strength and heroes.

  • Brandon

    At home, six-year-old Brandon was either clingy or violent. Brandon reminded his mum of his dad, who had physically abused her.

  • Shannon

    12-year old Shannon's mum said, "I just don't know what to do anymore, I can't take this every morning." Her daughter refused to go to school so she had to bring her there and back each day, putting a strain on the family.

  • Jared

    Jared, a Year 8 pupil, was referred to Place2Be after being excluded from school for two weeks due to his disruptive behaviour.


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