Place2Be works in primary and secondary schools across the UK to provide early intervention and mental health support to young children and their families. They have a presence in numerous schools and provide access to counseling and other services that emotionally-troubled children may need. Their focus is reaching children undergoing emotional and behavioral problems in the classroom and providing them with the support they need to improve their classroom learning. They also work closely with both the schools and the parents of the children they counsel. Place2Be says that “children are not 100% of our population but they are 100% of our future.” Their mission in reaching children is to help them in their early years before they develop lifelong conditions.
Kate became the Royal Patron of Place2Be on April 19, 2013 because of her “personal interest in and commitment to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children in the UK.” Shortly after the announcement of her patronage, on April 23, she visited the Willows Primary School in which she spoke about Place2Be and Action on Addiction joining forces on the M-PACT Project to help the children of parents suffering from addiction. Kate continues to choose charities that demonstrate her deep love of children and the many problems they face in the UK.
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