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Wellbeing and emotional support in school - Place 2Be - Improving Children's Mental Health

Belvedere Junior School hosts the Place2Be service every Wednesday and Thursday. The service is jointly used by Belvedere Infant School so that families across our schools can access it together.

Place 2Be aims: 

•To improve children's mental health through both universal and targeted interventions; a whole school approach

•To continue to improve clinical outcomes

•To reach even more children and families

•To ensure our model is anti-discriminatory, inclusive and accessible

•To use our data to better understand what works for whom

•To offer the right evidence-based intervention to the right individual,
groups and systems

•To refine and develop our clinical skills in line with the most up-to-date research

Place 2Be offer a variety of services including: 

  • Place 2Talk - a self refferal service
  • Place 2 Think  - a service for staff to refer children to
  • Parent Partnership - providing support and advice for parents and carers

“Mental health check-ins should be as routine as going to the doctor or the dentist. After all, I’ll see the doctor if I have the sniffles.” – Kristin Bell


The following link gives you access to a list of NHS approved apps,  for mental health support for children to access while at home https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/category/mental-health/

A link if you are feeling anxious https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/anxiety/


Here are some useful links to advice from the NSPCC;

Talking to your child about online safety


The Brainwave unit has a great way to start the academic year, helping children to understand more about how they learn and what things they can do to improve their learning.  We do Brain Breaks three to five times per day to help the children to centre themselves before they start their learning experiences.

Young Minds

The Young Minds website has things parents can do to help daily life feel as manageable as possible.

Click here for top tips and activity ideas to help set up a routine.



Call free on 0800 1111 The quickest way to get through to a counsellor. Talk to Childline from any phone free without needing credit or it showing on the phone bill.

Log in for a 1-2-1 counsellor chat:


Talk to a counsellor in a safe online chat. While waiting for a counsellor to be available you can look at other things that might help like videos and games. 

Time to Change

Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/

The Time to Change website offers resources for schools and workplaces as well as sharing individuals’ stories of their mental health problems.

Parents Guide to Black Lives Matter

Resources, Activities, and Tips for Families to empower children to work towards racial equality.

Bexley S.H.I.E.L.D

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https://bexleysafeguardingpartnership.co.uk/ - Bexley Safeguarding Partnership (Shield)

Mind in Bexley

MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. There are more resources on their national website:


Suicide Prevention Support

National Suicide Prevention Alliance are an alliance of public, private, voluntary and community organisations in England who care about suicide prevention and are willing to take action to reduce suicide and support those affected by suicide. They host a range of resources to help anyone working or interested in this field: http://www.nspa.org.uk

National Suicide Prevention Alliance along with Public Health England have put together the following leaflet: Help is at hand:http://Help is at hand: support after someone may have died by suicide



Samaritans answer a call for help every seven seconds. Samaritans is not only for the moment of crisis, they are taking action to prevent the crisis. They offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need.

You can contact the Samaritans via their website: http://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us

You can call the Samaritans free any time, from any phone, on 116 123.

Details about the local Samaritans Bexley and Dartford branches can be found here:

http://www.samaritans.org/branches/bexley-dartford-samaritans Samaritans offer a number of resources to support schools