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Emotional Support for Students: Place2Be

 Fortismere School works with Place2Be, the UK's leading children's mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families, teachers and school staff. Place2Be provides in-school support and expert training to help improve the emotional well-being of the school community.


Pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit one of the Schools’ Lead Counsellors for Place2Talk. Children and young people can book a drop-in appointment via their Head of Year or Form Tutor, or directly with Place2Be. They may attend on their own or in a group (COVID guidance permitting). Place2Be also works with children and young people individually and in small groups, offering regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most, working closely with parents and school staff. The school has a dedicated Place2Be room where pupils can meet with a counsellor and talk about the challenges they are experiencing. This helps them to engage productively in their own learning and develop positive relationships.


Place2Be also offers support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. Please do get in touch with our School Project Manager, Ms Tania Bashar to find out more.


Place2Be is available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. To get in touch please contact Ms Tania Bashar via email or telephone below:

Tel: 020 8829 4309

You can also find out more about Place2Be at:

“He has made amazing progress since attending Place2Be in Year 7. Then his attitude and behaviour were really challenging. Now he is a lovely young man who can surprise you with acts of kindness.” – Head of Year 10

“Without Place2Be’s support in Years 7 & 8 I might have chosen a different path as I used to hang out with a group who often refused to go to school. Since then I have changed friendship groups and I am much happier and more positive” – Year 11 student reflecting on the impact of his Place2Be support