Place2be Support Service

Sandwell Academy works with Place2Be, the UK's leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to help improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.

How Place2Be helps pupils

Place2BeSometimes young people 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 young people find ways to cope, so their worries don’t get in the way of their friendships, their learning or how they feel about themselves.

Pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Talk. This is a drop-in service which children and young people can book to see a counsellor on their lunch or break time and attend on their own or in a group by putting in a slip in the Place2Be post box allocated in reception.

Place2Be also works with children and young people individually and in small groups, offering regular weekly time-tabled support for those who will benefit most, working closely with parents and school staff, this can be accessed through a referral from the teachers and school staff or parents.

The school has a dedicated Place2Be room where students can meet with a counsellor and talk about the challenges they are experiencing. This helps them to engage productively in their own learning and develop positive relationships.

Other support from Place2Be

Place2be also offers support and advice for parents and careers, as well as teachers and school staff. Please do get in touch with our school project manager Danielle to find out more.

Our school project Manager:

Danielle Hynes who works on Tuesdays, Wednesday Mornings & Thursdays. You can contact her via email, telephone or face-to-face:

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Telephone - 0121 525 1700

You can also find out more about Place2Be at:

“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