What Difference Does Place2Be Make in Your Child's School?
Place2Be is a national charity working in over 257 UK schools to improve the confidence and emotional wellbeing of children. We help children to develop resilience by supporting them when they are experiencing challenging life issues and helping them to develop self-confidence and lifelong coping skills. When they are supported in this way, they are able to learn more easily and that means less worry for parents.
How We Help Children
All pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Talk. These short lunchtime sessions are open to individuals and to groups. Place2Be also works with children one-to-one and in small groups, offering regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most. The school will often refer children for this service.
We always obtain written consent from parents or carers before working with children.
How We Help Schools
Place2Be also supports teachers and school staff members to think through the emotional needs of children and advises and supports the school leadership which helps the whole school to thrive.
How Place2Be Works
There is a special Place2Be room inside the school where children can go to express and think about their worries, through talking, creative work and play. Adults that are qualified to work â€‹therapeutically, called School Project Managers, support this process, helping children to find new ways of coping with difficulties so they don't get in the way of friendships or learning.
Times when we're especially useful
There are times when children feel particularly sad, confused, fearful or angry, due to, for example, family challenges such as separation or illness, or even the death of a much-loved pet. Some children may become withdrawn, others may become demanding or challenging in their behaviour, that’s when having Place2Be in school is especially helpful.
Who is eligible for Place2Be?
Any child requiring emotional support for any reason.
Support for Parents
As well as working with children, Place2Be can also offer support for parents and carers of children attending school:
PIPT (Personalised independent parent training)
This is offered to parents and carers who are looking for advice and guidance on how to interact with their children and manage concerning behaviours. This training can help build and improve the parents and carers relationship with their child. These weekly sessions are run by Carol Crawley, Place2Be’s family practitioner. The leaflet can be found
We also offer a six-week online parenting course, offering practical advice on supporting your child and managing behaviour. You can access the course from your mobile phone, tablet, or any other device. Learn more at, place2be.org.uk/family
Our family practitioner can also offer telephone consultations for up to six weeks which can either be split weekly, fortnightly, or monthly. These sessions are offered as a way to guide, support and offer advice to parents and carers experiencing emotional difficulties linked to their child.
If you would like to find out more, please contact:
Ria Littlewood - Place2Be School Project Manager
0161 498 9508
Available: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
To find out more about Place2Be, please visit our website: www.place2be.org.uk