Young Minds are campaigning for the Government to rebalance the education system to take into account the importance of wellbeing as much as their academic achievement and you can be part of this. In only a year and a half Young Minds and their activists has provided Prime Minister, MPs and Lords with important information regarding the issues pupils face and put their stamps on Government’s Select Committee Inquiry Report, investigating mental health and education as well as influencing the government’s Green Paper on children’s mental health, including proposals on increasing mental health support in schools. (Young Minds, 2018)
Charlotte’s Mum tells the story of how a house and school move affected her daughter and explains how she became insecure about her abilities and generally disinterested in anything that had to do with school. A quote from this story reflects the great work Place2Be offer children:
“When I asked Charlotte if she’d like to tell me about her one to one sessions, she said “it’s a secret” with a smile and I knew then that the sessions were meeting her emotional needs.”
Place2Be work all over the UK to provide emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools. They build resilience through talking, creative work and play and help them cope with bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma as well as training school professionals. They can also help parents develop more self-confidence, becoming more at ease in their parenting roles and develop positive relationships with their children (Place2Be, 2018).