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Our work in Scotland

Place2Be has been working in Scotland since 2001. Based on the success of our initial pilot in 2 Edinburgh primary schools, we have extended our reach to a school population of over 9,500 pupils and their families in 34 schools across Glasgow, Edinburgh, and North Ayrshire.

 

In Edinburgh we now work in 8 primary schools and 2 high schools, offering therapeutic and emotional support to children, young people and parents.

In Glasgow an initial pilot in 2 schools in 2010 has led to Place2Be's service being procured across the city. We now provide services in 17 primary schools and 1 high school in our Glasgow cluster.

Following the great success of our work in Glasgow, we have recently started working in 6 schools in North Ayrshire, with plans to expand our growth in this area.

Many of these schools are dealing with some of the most troubled children and young people in areas of very significant deprivation. Teachers typically describe large classes, families struggling with issues created by poverty and school populations with complex needs.

We've been busy building networks of relationships far and wide, and inviting people in to hear about the realities of our work. We've been able to share our learning through our fantastic range of training, including our hugely successful mentoring programme. We have well established relationships with Housing Associations, Universities, and whole host of third sector organisations. We're always looking for new ways to grow and develop our work in Scotland and to tell others about the impact it has. Do get in touch if you would like to know more!

Are you a trainee or qualified counsellor or therapist in Scotland? You might be interested in one of our volunteer counselling placements in Edinburgh, Glasgow or North Ayrshire.

 

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To find out more about Place2Be's work in Scotland, contact:
Jonathan Wood
National Manager - Scotland
07850 265688
jonathan.wood@place2be.org.uk

Annie McGovern
Business Development Manager, Scotland
07803247170
annie.mcgovern@place2Be.org.uk

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Craig's teacher referred him to Place2Be because he was always involved in fights in the playground