Place2Be’s Mental Health
Teachers play a crucial role in helping to normalise difficult feelings and promoting positive ways to look after our mental
health, as well spotting the signs when a child might be struggling and need professional help. There has never been a more
important time for teachers to feel equipped and confident in their roles.
A Place2Be survey of 1,500 teachers across the UK found that only a third (34%) of teachers feel confident in being able to
recognise mental health and emotional wellbeing problems from the behaviour of their pupils, and more than a quarter (27%)
said that managing classroom behaviour feels stressful or causes them anxiety. Read more about the research at
Place2Be is offering a new online training programme for schools on children’s mental health. Place2Be are
working with a number of funders to secure free access to the programme for 50,000 teachers across the UK. Teachers can
register at place2be.org.uk/foundation
We’d love your support to spread the word amongst your networks so we can reach and train as many teachers as possible.