Place2Be – Mental Health Support in School

Place2Be provides counselling to children and young people in primary and secondary schools.  They support pupils with a range of challenges, including anxiety, struggling to focus, low self-esteem, mood swings and trouble with their family.

They offer:

  • Place2Talk – pupils book appointments with a Place2Be counsellor to talk about problems and worries
  • one-to-one counselling – weekly counselling using talking, creative activities and play
  • group work – therapeutic groups exploring issues like friendship, self-esteem, transition and bullying
  • parent counselling – weekly therapeutic support from Parent Counsellors
  • guidance, training and safeguarding advice for staff – on issues such as managing and understanding behaviour, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Additional Support Needs (ASN), safeguarding and coping with staff stress.

Who the service provides for

5 to 18 years old, parents and carers, and school staff.

How the service is accessed

Referral from school staff.

Phone number

0785 026 5682

Operational locations

  • Essex


The Rainbow Centre
2 Wych Elm
CM20 1QP