Sandwell Academy works with Place2Be, a mental health charity that helps
young people to explore their emotions and feel better about themselves.
“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
Young people can go to the Place2Be room in school to express themselves by
making art, talking and more.
When is Place2Be useful?
Sometimes young people can feel particularly anxious, low, confused or
Maybe something difficult happened at home, like losing a family member or
parents separating. Or perhaps they’re struggling with something at school,
This can make them behave differently, lose confidence in themselves or
find it difficult to concentrate in class.
Place2Be is there to help young people find ways to cope, so their worries
don’t get in the way of their friendships, their learning or how they feel
What does Place2Be do?
Place2Be’s professionals work with young people one-to-one or in small
groups, giving regular support for pupils who need it.
Young people 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. Visit
or get in touch with our Place2Be staff member (details below) to find out
Danielle Hynes is our Place2Be staff member.
She works on Tuesdays, Wednesday mornings and Thursdays
You can either arrange to meet her at school or get in touch on
Telephone 0121 525 1700
If you want to find out more about Place2Be visit