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 Place2Be is a national charity working in 200 UK schools to improve the confidence and emotional wellbeing of children. We help children feel better about themselves and when children feel better about themselves they are able to learn more easily, and that means less worry for parents.

How we help children

Place2Be works with children one-to-one and in small groups, offering regular support for those who will benefit most. All Chalkhill pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Talk at lunchtime.  Short sessions are open to individuals and to groups. We always obtain consent from parents or carers before working with children.

How Place2Be works

We have a special Place2Be room in school where children can go to express and think about their worries through talking, creative work and play. Trained adults help children to find new ways of coping with difficulties so they don’t get in the way of friendships or learning.

Times when we’re especially useful

There are times when some children feel especially sad, confused, fearful or angry, perhaps due to family issues such as separation or illness. Some may become withdrawn, others may become demanding or challenging in their behaviour. That’s when having Place2Be in school is especially helpful.

Any questions?

You are welcome to talk to Lynne Darnell, your School Project Manager, who is in school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can speak to her in person, by phoning school or email:

To find out more about Place2Be, please visit our website: