Chillingham Road Primary School works with Place2Be, a children's mental health charity that helps pupils explore their emotions and feel better about themselves. Barbara Harris, our school project manager leads a tem of three counsellors who are in school each Tuesday and Wednesday.
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.
Parenting Smart offers practical advice for parents and carers of children aged 4-11. All of our content is created by Place2Be’s parenting experts. It’s based on evidence and their experiences working with children, young people and their families.
Browse our articles for answers to some common parenting questions-https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk
Barbara Harris is our School Project Manager for Place2Be.
Barbara is in school every Tuesday (All Day) and Wednesday (Morning) and you can either arrange to meet her at the school or get in touch calling school on 0191 265 5940
If you want to find out more about Place2Be visit place2be.org.uk