The Art Room service at Place2Be
Place2Be is a national charity to improve the mental wellbeing and prospects of children, their families and school communities across the UK. They believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone.
Place2Be helps children to deal with wide-ranging and often complex social issues including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma. They provide access to emotional and therapeutic support and training within their school, using tried and tested methods, backed by research.
How to Access this Service
Please call or email.
The Art Room is a Place2Be service which uses a unique approach to support children who are facing emotional difficulties. Through art-making and group work, children are able to explore their feelings, express themselves and grow in confidence in a safe, creative space.
They work in schools in Oxford, London and Edinburgh to provide weekly support to small groups of students aged 5 to 16.
Art Room sessions provide safe, consistent support. With consent from parents, schools send pupils who need help to thrive at school.
Children who attend Art Room sessions may struggle with their emotional wellbeing, find large groups of people difficult, require support strengthening their social skills and building trusting relationships, or benefit from a break from school or home. They may also be going through a significant change as a Looked After Child, arriving as an asylum seeker, experiencing a bereavement or starting a new school.
Who is it for?
Age 5 to 16 years old.
Gender: Anyone who needs support.