Place 2be

Place 2be is a leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to help improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.

Our school has a Place 2be Project Manager. Ours is Zara Winstanley, an experienced clinician who oversees service delivery and assessment and works in close partnership with a variety of school teams.

At Higher Openshaw we offer weekley one-to-one sessions to provide support to children who have a sustained need for more intense work. Trained counsellors tailor sessions according to each child's needs, in an age appropriate way. For younger children our theraputic approach encourages children to express themselves in non-verbal ways, for example through artwork or play.

We also offer a lunchtime service that provides children with a quiet place to talk and play during the busy school day. It has a permanent presence in school and is open to all pupils.

Place 2be also work with whole classes on particular issues such as friendship, self-esteem, concentration, confidence and bullying.

To find out more about Place 2be and why we use it in our school click this link