Earlsfield work in conjunction with Place2Be!
School Project Manager: David Fraser works on Thursdays and Fridays.
You can contact her via the school office or in the school playground in the morning.
David FraserPlace2Be - School Project Manager
Place2Be is a national charity working in hundreds of UK schools to improve the confidence and emotional wellbeing of children. We help children to develop resilience by supporting them when they are experiencing challenging life issues and helping them to develop self-confidence and lifelong coping skills. When they are supported in this way, they are able to learn more easily and that means less worry for parents.
How we help children
All pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Talk. These short lunchtime sessions are facilitated by the school project manager and are open to individuals and to groups.
Place2Be can also offer children one-to-one counselling which is facilitated by a trained counsellor and supported by the School Project Manager. This is offered as a regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most. Children may be referred for this service by teachers, parents or by self referral.
Oh she has definitely changed…in the way she feels about her school life, her home life, and just the way she is in herself – she is a lot happier.
Place2Be helps you feel less angry, make friends, get more confident, sort out your problems, make you feel special, make everything better.
– Year 5 pupil
How we help families
Place2Be always gets agreement from parents or carers before they support a child through one-to-one counselling. They also meet with parents or carers regularly to keep them updated and make sure they are involved from the start.
Place2Be is available to support and advise all parents and carers. Get in touch with the School Project Manager by email, or catch her for a chat in the playground in the morning.
There is a dedicated page for parents and carers on the Place2Be website, with useful tips and links to help support children’s mental health.
How we help schools
Place2Be also supports teachers and school staff members to think through the emotional needs of children and advises and supports the school leadership which helps the whole school to thrive.
How Place2Be works
There is a special Place2Be room inside the school where children can go to express and think about their worries, through talking, creative work and play.
Adults that are qualified to work therapeutically support this process, helping children to find new ways of coping with difficulties so they don’t get in the way of friendships or learning.
Times when we’re especially useful
There are times when children feel particularly sad, confused, fearful or angry, due to, for example, family challenges such as separation or illness, or even the death of a much-loved pet.
Some children may become withdrawn; others may become demanding or challenging in their behaviour: that’s when having Place2Be in school is especially helpful.
Who is eligible for Place2Be?
Any child requiring emotional support for any reason.
You are welcome to talk to your Place2Be School Project Manager; either face-to-face or via telephone or email.