“When I feel worried, it’s like I’m in a maze and the people in Place2Be are coming with a torch and showing me the way” – Boy
“My daughter had become such a different person – one we didn’t recognise – but since counselling we see signs of our old loving daughter coming back.” – Parent
Haslingden Primary School works with Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity that helps pupils explore their emotions and feel better about themselves.
Children can go to the Place2Be room in school to express themselves by making art, playing or talking.
Why is Place2Be useful?
Sometimes children can feel particularly sad, confused, scared or angry.
Maybe something difficult happened at home, like losing a family member or parents separating. Or perhaps they’re struggling with something at school, like bullying.
This can make them behave differently, lose confidence in themselves or find it difficult to concentrate in class.
Place2Be is there to help children find ways to cope, so their worries don’t get in the way of their friendships, their learning or how they feel about themselves.
What does Place2Be do?
Place2Be’s professionals work with children one-to-one or in small groups, giving regular support for pupils who need it.
Children can also book a short appointment to talk about any problems or worries they have – this is called Place2Talk.
How does Place2Be work with adults?
Place2Be provides support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. Get in touch with the Place2Be staff member below to find out more.
Place2Be always gets agreement from parents or carers before they support a child through one-to-one counselling. They also meet with parents or carers regularly to keep them updated and make sure they are involved from the start.
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.
Place2Be’s Parenting Smart is a new site for parents and carers of 4-11 year olds, offering practical advice on supporting your child and managing behaviour. Learn more at parentingsmart.org.uk
Parenting Smart – on line course
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.
Sam Barlow is our Mental Health Practitioner
Sam is in school on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, you can either arrange to meet them at the school or get in touch using school’s website or by calling school on 07106 215 947.
If you want to find out more about Place2Be visit place2be.org.uk