Wednesday was an exciting day here at Trotters as Place2be invited us to their Being is Believing event at Alma Primary School. With Children’s Mental Health Week starting on Monday we felt it was a crucial time to help raise awareness of the social and emotional issues that many children are facing today.
Founded in 1994 by Benita Refson OBE, Place2be is an award winning charity that provides mental health support at schools across the UK. The charity provides skilled councillors to tackle issues such as trauma, violence, bullying and family problems to build a healthy community.
The talk at Alma kicked off with a fantastic performance by the Glee club and was followed by talks from the teaching staff and team at Place2be to find out how they have made a huge difference for pupils, parents and teachers.
After 15 years at Alma primary school, their work has helped children become more focused, better behaved and all round happier! As a result, teachers can concentrate on teaching and parents to can feel better supported. Place2be is now in 257 schools across the UK and with fundraising and donations the charity has been able to successfully better the lives of thousands of school children.