Our Story

Place2Be is a national award-winning charity that works in 200 schools across the UK. Our main aim is to improve children’s mental health and well-being by helping them understand, address and cope with emotional difficulties and/or challenging life issues.  We support children and parents in various ways.


Children can be referred for 1:1 counselling and are seen weekly by a qualified counsellor (or counsellor in training) for up to a year.

Children can also sign up to for a Place2Talk, a 15 minute drop in session that is run at morning break and lunch time.  This service is very popular with the children.


We operate a free counselling service for parents/carers at St Mary’s.  We are also available to offer advice and support with issues that may be affecting you and/or your child.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or queries you may have or if you would like support.  We are in school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and can be reached on the main school number:

01634 855783

Place2Be Letter to Parents
Place2Talk frequently asked questions and information sheet for parent/carer


You may also find it helpful to look on the Place2Be website:

Place2BeCarol Dalton 

School Project Manager


HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge supports Children’s Mental Health Week 2016

Duchess of Cambridge