Place2Be is a National Children’s Charity working with 282 primary and secondary schools across the UK, providing in-school support to help improve the resilience and emotional well-being of pupils.
At Brentfield School we support children in all areas of their development, this includes supporting children academically and with their physical and mental wellbeing. The Place2Be works with children, teachers, parents and carers too, providing therapeutic support to address social, emotional and behavioural problems. Place2Be provide a safe space – The Place2be room – where children can express their feelings through talking, creative work and play. The Place2Be helps build children’s confidence and self-esteem, enabling them to cope with difficult life events, establish friendships and focus in class. This in turn makes school a happier place to be for all children and the school staff.
Tess Adrisoejoko is our Place2Be’s School’s Project Manager and she works in the school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please contact Tess directly, via the school admin email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any concerns that you would like to discuss or have any questions about the service, and she will be happy to speak with you.
This is what the children at Brentfield said about Place2Talk
“It’s where you go for someone to make you not feel sad”
“It’s amazing in here – you get to talk about your feelings and you feel better”
“I think I feel much better now, talking to Natasha”
“I like coming here, it takes away my stresses”
This is what the children at Brentfield said about Place2Be
“I feel so much more open to talking about my worries now”
“It was exciting, it was helpful, it was amazing!”
This is what parents at Brentfield said about the support they have received
“It’s has been a good relationship with Place2Be, we have talked about ways of supporting the children that I hadn’t thought of – very useful”
How Place2Be helps pupils
Pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries such as moving house or school by choosing to visit Place2Talk. Children can book to see Natasha or Meera and attend on their own or with friend during lunch time.
Place2Be also works with children individually, offering regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most. We will always meet with parents and carers and gain your permission before any individual work takes place. Natasha also offers small group and circle time support. Children in Year 6 can attend small group work to support them with their move to Year 7.
There is a dedicated Place2Be room inside the school where children can go to express and think about their worries, through talking, creative work and play. This helps children to find new ways of coping with difficulties so they don’t get in the way of friendships or learning.
Other support from Place2Be
Place2Be also offers support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. Please do get in touch with our School Project Manager, Natasha Davis to find out more.
Our Place2Be School Project Manager, Tess who works on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be able to answer any further questions you may have. You can contact her via email, telephone or face-to-face:
You can contact Tess via the school office on 020 8965 5326. You can also find out more about Place2Be at: www.place2be.org.uk