Place2Be

Place2Be

No child should face mental health problems alone. By providing support in schools, we can change children's lives and prevent mental health problems from growing up with the child into adulthood.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1040756)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£50,000

Amount raised

£50,003

Donations

71

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Mental HealthMental Health

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

The impact of the pandemic on children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing this year has been profound – and deeply troubling. One recent report suggests that up to 1.5 million children and teenagers across the UK will need new or additional mental health support as a direct consequence of Covid-19, and we don't yet know what the long term mental health impact could be. So much has changed. Many children and young people are confused and troubled, uncertain and afraid.

Solution

There is no one-size-fits-all approach. Place2Be places mental health specialists at the heart of school teams, putting them in a unique position to identify problems early and to work with children, their teachers and families providing mental health support. With over 25 years of experience working with children in schools, Place2Be currently reaches a school community of over 380,000 children and young people, but we aim to double the number of schools we work with by 2025.

  • You know that saying “I don't know where I would be without you”? Well, I do know where I would be without you. Quite frankly I would be dead. I remember being in a really dark place, and you making me promise you that I would keep myself safe until the next meeting.

    — Teenager supported by Place2Be

  • Place2Be helped me talk about my family member who died, and I don’t feel as sad as I poured my worries out. I can even sleep in the dark by myself now without a light. I used to get really scared but I don’t now.

    — Eight-year-old girl supported by Place2Be

  • Place2Be is part of our school family. It is more than an office, more than a therapy room and more than a collection of counsellors.

    — Glyn Ellis – Headteacher, Haslingden Primary School