At Warren Primary Academy, we understand the vital role that we play in supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing – teaching them the skills they need to recognise and deal with their emotions, and helping those with difficulties get the support they need.

Your mental health can affect how you feel, think and act, and it refers to your emotional, psychological and social wellbeing. Your mental health and wellbeing can change on a daily basis and over time, and can be affected by a range of factors.

Families and children at Warren Academy can access support for mental health and wellbeing through Place2Be.

We have our own in-school councillor, Keren, who is based in school 2 days a week (Thursdays and Fridays). Keren is able to provide 1:1 counselling, group counselling or source further support for families within the Place2Be service.


Keren also runs ‘Place2Talk’, a service which children in Year 1-Year 6 can access during lunchtimes on Thursdays and Fridays.

Parenting support through Place2Be

Place2Be has developed this free online parenting course in partnership with SLAM (South London and Maudsley-NHS Foundation Trust). It’s based on tried and tested techniques and experiences from supporting children, young people, and their families.

The course is designed to support parents and carers of primary-age children’s parenting journey.

  • 4-week programme, broken down into 15-minute sections to fit around your day.
  • Flexible access to the programme via any device and at a time that suits you.
  • Dedicated Place2Be professional to join discussions and aid online learning.
  • Dynamic and safe learning community offering the opportunity to learn from other parents’ and carers’ experiences.

What is included in the PIPT programme?

The programme is designed to help improve your relationships with your children and respond helpfully to challenging behaviour.


  1. Connecting: How to build a strong bond with your child
  2. Praise & Reward: How to encourage desired behaviours
  3. Selective Ignoring: How to discourage unwanted behaviours
  4. Clear Instructions: How to ensure your child understands what is expected of them
  5. Boundaries and Consequences: How to set limits in advance in an effective way
  6. Time Out: How to manage extreme behaviours