Place2Be

The Place2Be helping children grow with prospects

Invest Now – Save Later. Through our early intervention counselling and mental health support in schools, we stop problems before they spiral out of control. Help celebrate our 16th birthday by raising £16,000 to expand our work with children, their families, schools and the whole community.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1040756)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£32,000

Amount raised

£48,365

Donations

36

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

  • I was particularly impressed by The Place2Be’s strong measurement system and cost effective model.

    — Anthony Bolton, President of Investments, FIL Investments

  • Evidence from The Place2Be shows demonstrable improvements to children's emotional wellbeing - A shining example for other charities in the sector.

    — Martin Brookes, Chief Executive New Philanthropy Capital

  • The Place2Be is for children who are hurt to come and tell grown ups about their feelings so they don't keep it inside and get upset even more

    — Suzie, aged 9

  • Evidence from The Place2Be shows demonstrable improvements to children's emotional wellbeing - A shining example for other charities in the sector.

    — Martin Brookes, Chief Executive New Philanthropy Capital

  • I was particularly impressed by The Place2Be’s strong measurement system and cost effective model.

    — Anthony Bolton, President of Investments, FIL Investments

  • The Place2Be is for children who are hurt to come and tell grown ups about their feelings so they don't keep it inside and get upset even more

    — Suzie, aged 9

Situation

The Place2Be works with some of the country’s most hard-to-reach families in areas where unemployment, violence, crime and substance abuse are common. It is not surprising that children in these areas find it difficult to concentrate and learn and fail to reach their potential, entering a cycle of low aspiration, attainment and achievement. Poor behaviour, truancy, drug/alcohol abuse, teenage pregnancy, involvement in crime are further consequences of leaving children’s problems unaddressed.

Solution

Prevention is better than cure and by intervening early, The Place2Be offers a cost effective solution - invest now and save later. The Place2Be is based in primary and secondary schools and provides non-stigmatising, accessible support including one-to-one and group counselling sessions and a lunchtime self-referral service for children. We also support parents, carers and school staff members with dedicated counselling and training.