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Tuesday 30 November 2021


Place2Be: supporting children and young people to thrive

This month, we’re delighted to welcome Director for Scotland, Jacqueline Cassidy from the Place2Be team to speak at our Education Forum meeting. Place2Be is a charity that has provided mental health services in Scottish schools for 20 years, with a mission to improve children and young people’s mental health. Working across Scotland, Place2Be strive to support children and young people to build lifelong coping skills and thrive by:

  • Providing high quality mental health services, with a solid evidence base of research
  • Building confidence and knowledge in schools to promote a better understanding of health and wellbeing
  • Building a mental health workforce that can support children and young people
  • Raising awareness of children and young people’s mental health everywhere, from the government to the general public

Place2Be will be discussing the development of their work in Scottish schools and how this has supported the wellbeing of children and staff both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Attendees will have an opportunity to think together about the role of education in supporting the wellbeing of children and staff, and to discuss how to support improvements in wellbeing for care experienced children in our schools.

Schools in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Tayside, Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire currently benefit from Place2Be’s support, whilst more than 5,000 teachers (and wider school workforce), engaged in Place2Be’s Mental Health Champion Foundation programme last year.

Is it for me?

Our audience is open to all who work with children and young people in an educational setting.

About the Education Forum

At CELCIS, we are privileged to convene and coordinate a free, open-access network of practitioners and leaders who are involved or interested in the education of children with experience of care, and their families. We encourage and facilitate opportunities for practitioners to come together in a reflective, challenging and enabling space.

Membership is free and open to anyone with an interest in this area of education. We have members who are students, foster carers, health visitors, teachers and academics - so many different roles are represented.

To find out more and register, visit the Education Forum webpage.

Event details

When: Tues 30 Nov 2021
Where: Online MS Teams event
Cost: Free
Time: 09.30-11.00


Contact Organiser

Michelle McCue