Grangetown Primary School works with Place2Be, a children's mental health charity that helps pupils explore their emotions and feel better about themselves.
Children can go to the Place2Be room in school to express themselves by making art, playing or talking.
Why is Place2Be useful?
Sometimes children 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 children 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 children one-to-one or in small groups, giving regular support for pupils who need it.
Children 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.
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.
Ask Bonita, the School Project Manager for Place2Be at Grangetown Primary School.
Bonita is in school every MONDAY, TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY and you can either arrange to meet her at the school or get in touch by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Bonita's mobile: 07977 058359.
If you want to find out more about Place2Be visit place2be.org.uk
Through creative expression, children and young people can explore their feelings, identity and relationships.
We help children and young people grow in confidence and develop the social skills they need to engage in learning and thrive in life.
Place2Be's Art Room team have developed a series of creative resources for teachers and parents or carers to use with children. Our Activities from The Art Room offer creative projects that can help children and adults during lockdown to nurture their relationship whilst having fun making art together.
Visit https://www.place2be.org.uk/our-services/services-for-schools/the-art-room/, or ask Bonita for more information.