Charity information

Place2Be

Place2Be provides school-based counselling services in over 174 schools, supporting 64,000 children, their families and the whole school community.

Founded 1994

  • Mission statement

    Founded in 1994 Place2Be is the UK’s leading charity offering emotional and mental health services in schools. We work with 500 schools, including the delivery of school-based counselling services in over 174 schools, directly supporting over 64,000 children. For the children we work with issues such as domestic violence, gang and knife crime, drug and alcohol abuse, bereavement and bullying are a day to day reality. Although Place2Be cannot stop such bad things happening to children we can provide a safe place for them to meet with trained professionals to express their emotions, work through their problems and develop a crucial resilience to help them cope, concentrate at school, thrive and have a brighter future. We offer a range of emotional and therapeutic support including one-to-one counselling, self-referral sessions, parent counselling and group work in a trusted environment. The demonstrable impact of Place2Be’s work is overwhelming with evidence that shows higher attendance, less class disruption, better academic performance, an improved school environment and long term benefits to society.



    Recently, a sixth form student that visited Place2Be when he was in Primary school said “If I had a window into an alternative universe to see a version of me that had not gone to Place2Be I would probably not want to see what I had turned out to be. ”

  • Aims

    Place2Be aims to:

    • To enhance the wellbeing and prospects of children and their families by providing access to therapeutic and emotional support in schools, using a proven model backed up by research and training.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1994

    Registered Charity Number: 1040756

    Phone number: 020 7923 5553

    Address: The Place2Be 13/14 Angel Gate 326 City Road London EC1V 2PT

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