We are very fortunate to have Place2Be working at Swarcliffe Primary School.
Place2Be is a national charity working in 200 UK schools to improve the confidence and emotional well-being of children. They help children feel better about themselves and when children feel better about themselves, they are able to learn more easily and that means less worry for parents.
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 the children and the school staff.
Our School Project Manager is Debbie Kendall. If you would like to find out more about Place2Be, please have a look at their website https://www.place2be.org.uk/
If you have any further questions, please contact the school and arrange to speak to Debbie directly.
UPDATE: April 2020. Place2Be would like to share some helpful resources for parents, carers and children during the COVID-19 Pandemic. There are a number of resources which young people can access to help with feelings, worry and anxiety at this time.
With School being closed to the majority of children as a result of coronavirus, some parents and carers may be looking for activities to try at home with their children. Please go to the Place2be web site https://www.place2be.org.uk/coronavirus where you can access wellbeing activities, tips on answering children's questions as well as information on how to look after your mental health at home.
We would also like to share other resources and information to help support our families and young people's well-being and mental health:-
https://www.giveusashout.org/ Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text Shout to 85258.
https://www.kooth.com/ Free online support for young people looking for advice or help if you are not feeling your best. Good videos to watch.
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