We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the mental health charity Place2Be at Eskdale School. We recognise that there are many stresses on our young people coming out of Covid and dealing with growing up in the glare of social media. We also know that many of our students have particular issues they need help navigating. We hope that, by working with Place2Be, we can help our young people become confident and resilient.
When is Place2Be useful?
Sometimes young people can feel particularly anxious, low, confused or angry. Maybe something difficult happened at home, like losing a family member or parents separating. Or perhaps they’re struggling with something at school, like bullying. This can make them behave differently, lose confidence in themselves or find it difficult to concentrate in class. Place2Be is there to help young people find ways to cope, so their worries don’t get in the way of their friendships, their learning or how they feel about themselves.
What does Place2Be do?
Place2Be’s professionals work with young people one-to-one or in small groups, giving regular support for pupils who need it. Young people can also book a short appointment to talk about any problems or worries they have – this is called Place2Talk.
How does Place2Be work with adults?
Place2Be provides support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. Visit place2be.org.uk/family or get in touch with our Place2Be staff member (details below) to find out more.
Mr Gareth Jones is our Place2Be staff member. Mr Jones will be working Monday and Tuesday at Eskdale School. You can arrange to meet with Mr Jones by contacting the school and he will arrange an appointment.
If you want to find out more about Place2Be visit place2be.org.uk