“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
Bishop Ramsey works with Place2Be, a children's mental health charity that helps students explore their emotions and feel better about themselves.
Young people can go to the Place2Be room in school to express themselves by making art, talking and more.
Place2Be during lockdown
During this time when not all pupils are in school, Place2Be will continue to offer their Place2Talk service remotely. The Place2Talk session will be provided to your child at home by telephone or by video call. Your child can self-refer to this service by emailing the Place2Talk email address firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would prefer that your child does not take part in a Place2Talk session remotely, please contact Rachel Bishop at email@example.com.
Coronavirus - Extra Support
If you need support during these uncertain times, the following services are being signposted by Place2Be as relevant and useful resources for young people and their parents/carers.
Kooth is an online service which offers online counselling and wellbeing support. Young people (10-18) can sign up themselves with no referral needed. The service offers a range of therapeutic tools and activities. It is open 365 days a year, currently from 12-10pm weekdays and 6-10pm weekends. This is an anonymous service, everything is pre-moderated and confidential. No personal details or real names are gathered. All the counsellors are trained, qualified and experienced working with young people. https://www.kooth.com
Shout is a 24 hour crisis text service which Place2Be have been working with for over eighteen months. This service is primarily aimed for students aged 10 years plus and is delivered by a team of crisis volunteers. https://www.giveusashout.org
ThinkNinja is an app based services, being offered free of charge during this time to Place2Be partner school students (aged 10-18 years). The app provides support on mental health and emotional wellbeing along with coaching tips for staying well and handling distress. https://www.healios.org.uk/services/thinkninja1
The Anna Freud Centre has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years and specialises in supporting young people's health through times of disruption. https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/
Why is Place2Be useful?
Sometimes 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.
What does Place2Be do?
Place2Be’s professionals work with young people one-to-one or in small groups, giving regular support for pupils who need it.
Young people can also book a short appointment to talk about any problems or worries they have – this is called Place2Talk.
How does Place2Be work with adults?
Place2Be provides support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. Get in touch with the Place2Be staff member below to find out more.
Rachel Bishop is our Mental Health Practitioner for Place2Be at Bishop Ramsey.
Rachel is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and you can either arrange to meet her at the school or get in touch using firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the school office and asking to be put through to Place2Be.
If you want to find out more about Place2Be visit place2be.org.uk