Parrenthorn High School works with Place2Be, a mental health charity that helps young people to explore their emotions and feel better about themselves.
“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
Young people can go to the Place2Be room in school to express themselves by making art, talking and more.
“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
When is Place2Be useful?
Sometimes young people can feel particularly anxious, low, confused 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?
As well as working with children, Place2Be can also offer support for parents and carers of children attending school:
Place2Be’s Parenting Smart is a new site for parents and carers of 4-11 year olds, offering practical advice on supporting your child and managing behaviour. Learn more at parentingsmart.org.uk
Parenting Smart – on line course
We also offer a six-week online parenting course, offering practical advice on supporting your child and managing behaviour. You can access the course from your mobile phone, tablet, or any other device. Learn more at place2be.org.uk/family
Our Family Practitioner can also offer telephone consultations for up to six weeks which can either be split weekly, fortnightly, or monthly. These sessions are offered as a way to guide, support and offer advice to parents and carers experiencing emotional difficulties linked to their child.
Rahima Begum is our Place2Be staff member. She works on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
You can either arrange to meet Rahima at school or get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to find out more about Place2Be visit place2be.org.uk & place2be.org.uk/family