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Woodcote Primary School works with Place2Be, the UK's 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.

How Place2Be helps pupils

Pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Talk. Children can book to see a counsellor on their lunch or break time and attend on their own or in a group.

Place2Be also works with children individually and in small groups, offering regular timetabled support for those who will benefit most, working closely with parents and school staff.

There is a dedicated Place2Be room inside the school where children can go to express and think about their worries, through talking, creative work and play. This helps children to find new ways of coping with difficulties so they don’t get in the way of friendships or learning.

Other support from Place2Be

Place2Be also offers support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. Please do get in touch with our School Project Manager, Dante Bortagaray, to find out more.

Any questions?

Our Place2Be School Project Manager is Lydia Wallace, who works on Monday and Thursday. You can contact her via email, telephone or face-to-face:


020 8660 9972

You can also find out more about Place2Be at: www.place2be.org.uk

“Oh she has definitely changed…in the way she feels about her school life, her home life, and just the way she is in herself – she is a lot happier” – Parent

"Place2Be helps you feel less angry, make friends, get more confident, sort out your problems, makes you feel special, it makes everything better." – Year 5 pupil

Parenting Smart – A great site lead by Place2Be giving parenting advice (practical tips to support children’s wellbeing and behaviour) from their child mental health experts.

Our Family Practitioner from Place2Be

We are very fortunate to work with a Family Practitioner from Place2Be who will be working with us in supporting our families and children at Woodcote Primary School.

There are many services they can offer as a Family Practitioner including support using Parenting Smart (an app/website with useful articles and tips on parenting) and face to face interventions with parent/carer and child (these are on a referral basis, running for a hour once a week for approximately 7-10 weeks) with a focused on behaviour, conduct and parent/child relationship.


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