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“When I feel worried, it’s like I’m in a maze and the people in Place2Be are coming with a torch and showing me the way” – Boy

 “My daughter had become such a different person – one we didn’t recognise – but since counselling we see signs of our old loving daughter coming back.” – Parent


Brampton Manor works with Place2Be, a children's mental health charity that helps pupils explore their emotions and feel better about themselves.

Place2Be gives young people an opportunity within school to express their thoughts and feelings through talking and creative arts activities.

Why is Place2Be useful?

Place2Be exists to improve children’s mental health. Sometimes young people can feel particularly sad, confused, scared or angry.

Maybe something difficult happened at home, such as losing a family member or parents separating. Or perhaps they’re struggling with something at school, like bullying or exam pressure.

This can make them behave differently, lose confidence in themselves or find it difficult to concentrate in class.

Place2Be is there to help young people find ways to cope, so their worries don’t get in the way of their friendships, their learning or how they feel about themselves.

What does Place2Be look like at Brampton Manor?

There are three qualified therapists from Place2Be working at Brampton Manor.

Freya Austin is our full time Mental Health Manager. Her role is to oversee the project and work with students, families and staff to provide a whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing. She is supported by two Assistant School Project Managers: Wanderley Santos and Flora Leber.

Place2Be offers:

- One to one counselling

- Place2Talk: a lunch time drop in service for all students

- Group work, including therapeutic groups and open workshops on specific topic

- Parent Partnership to provide support and advice to families

- Training and consultation sessions (Place2Think) for school staff

 How can I find out more?

Freya Austin is our Mental Health Manager for Place2Be at Brampton Manor.

You can contact her at or on 0207 5400 500 ext.209

If you want to find out more about Place2Be visit

Letter to Parents & Carers

Information sheet for Parents & Carers