Duchess of Cambridge to Officially Open New Place2Be Headquarters

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The Duchess of Cambridge attends Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards November, 2016

THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE WILL OPEN NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY PLACE2BE

LONDON

Wednesday 7th March, 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge will officially open the new headquarters of children’s mental health charity Place2Be in London on Wednesday 7th March.

Place2Be, of which Her Royal Highness is Patron, provides emotional and therapeutic support to children in schools, working alongside school leaders, teachers and parents. The headquarters will provide state-of-the-art training facilities to enable Place2Be to train more counsellors, teachers and school leaders. The new facilities also provide a new home to the charity’s research and evaluation teams.

The Duchess will use the visit to learn more about the training provided and research conducted by Place2Be around children’s mental health, which is key part of Her Royal Highness’s work to support mothers, teachers and parents in order to ensure children have the best possible start in life.

During the visit, The Duchess will take part in a discussion with mental health professionals who have completed one of Place2Be’s accredited child counselling qualifications, as well as School Leaders who have participated in the charity’s Mental Health Champions programme. Her Royal Highness will also meet staff and pupils from one of the charity’s longstanding partner schools, Albion Primary School in Rotherhithe, where Place2Be has been providing mental health support for pupils, families and staff for 16 years.

The Duchess will then join a roundtable with members of Place2Be’s Research and Evaluation team, and the independent Research Advisory Group, to discuss how the charity uses evidence and research to inform and continuously improve practice. Finally, Her Royal Highness will unveil a plaque at an official ceremony to mark the building’s opening.

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