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NAHT charity partner 2018/19 – Place2Be

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Place2Be is NAHT’s charity partner for 2018-19.

About Place2Be

Place2Be is a children's mental health charity providing school-based support and in-depth training programmes to improve the emotional well-being of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.

Half of adult mental health issues begin before the age of 14. Independent analysis has shown that Place2Be’s approach of intervening early can improve long-term outcomes for children, benefitting them and wider society. Find out more about Place2Be’s training and support for schools.

Place2Be also runs the annual Children’s Mental Health Week campaign – providing free downloadable resources for schools, and raising awareness and understanding of the crucial role they play in supporting pupils’ mental health.

Free resources for schools

Place2Be has created a number of free mental health and well-being resources to help schools and parents:

  • Mentally Healthy Schools website - Over 600 quality assured resources on mental health and well-being for primary schools. Created by Heads Together with Place2Be, Young Minds and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, with expert guidance from Centre for Mental Health and advice and support from NAHT.
  • Children’s Mental Health Week resources - Assemblies, classroom activities and more for primary and secondary schools. Previous themes include resilience, kindness, and celebrating uniqueness. 
  • Getting ready to start primary school - A collection of advice articles for parents and carers whose children are approaching this important milestone. 
  • Supporting a child who is self-harming - Blog from Place2Be’s clinical director on how to support children who are self-harming. 
  • Anemotions videos - A collection of short animations created by 8 to 11-year-olds on dealing with difficult feelings or circumstances.
First published 23 October 2018