What is Place2Be?

Place 2 BePlace2Be is charity that works in schools to improve the confidence and wellbeing of children to support their learning. We work together with parents, teachers and the children to help this happen.

In St.Catherines’s Primary there is a Place2Be room where children can go to express and think about their worries, through talking, painting, drawing and play. At Place2Be children are helped to find new ways of coping with difficulties they may have so that those difficulties don’t get in the way of their friendships or learning.

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There can be times when children can feel particularly sad, confused, fearful or angry for a range of reasons and it is at these times that Place2Be at St.Catherine’s can be really helpful.

How does Place2Be help Children?

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  • At St Catherine’s, Place2Be offer a range of support to children including weekly counselling, whole-class sessions and group work. Each child referred to Place2Be is assessed to ensure they receive the best intervention to meet their needs.

How can Place2Be help you?

Place2Be can also help parents and carers access other local and digital resources and can discuss referrals to other services with you if appropriate. Our new website, Parenting Smart, is a great place to start! Stacey Strachan, our new Family Practitioner, has recently joined the Place2Be team at St Catherine’s and will be working with Sarah (School Project Manager). Please continue to contact Sarah as normal if you wish to discuss a referral to Place2Be. Sand Box with Toys

How does Place2Be help St.Catherine’s?

Feelings Display PosterPlace2Be at St.Catherine’s also offers support to teachers and all school staff members via a Place2Think. This offers them the space to discuss any worries or concerns that they may have.

In supporting children to feel better about themselves, we can help reduce the things that get in the way of them feeling good. In doing this we reduce the barriers to their learning so that they are able to learn more easily, as they become less pre-occupied with what is worrying them. This supports St.Catherine’s educational goals for their pupils.

What to do if you have any questions?

Please contact Place2Be by making Dinosaur Toyby calling Sarah Wiltshire (Place 2 Be School Project Manager) at St. Catherine’s. Her working hours are Monday and Tuesday 8.30-4.30pm, and Wednesday 8.30-12pm.

Find out more at the Place2Be Website or you can also follow them on Twitter using @Place2BeScotland.