Hello I'm Jacqueline Berry and I am the Place2Be staff member for North Walkden Primary School.

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North Walkden Primary School works with Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity that helps children to explore their emotions and feel better about themselves.


“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 


Children can go to the Place2Be room in school to express themselves by making art, playing or talking.

When is Place2Be useful?

Sometimes children can feel particularly sad, confused, scared or angry.

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

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

Place2Be is there to help children 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 do?

Place2Be’s professionals work with children one-to-one or in small groups, giving regular support for pupils who need it.

Children can also book a short appointment to talk about any problems or worries they have – this is called Place2Talk.

How does Place2Be work with adults?

Place2Be provides support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. Visit or get in touch with our Place2Be staff member (details below) to find out more. 

Place2Be always gets agreement from parents or carers before they support a child through one-to-one counselling. They also meet with parents or carers regularly to keep them updated and make sure they are involved from the start.

Any questions?

Jacqueline is our Place2Be staff member.  

She works on a Wednesday and Friday

You can either arrange to meet her at school or get in touch on [email protected]

If you want to find out more about Place2Be visit


Hello I'm Laura Duke and I am the Family Practitioner working at your school. I am based at North Walkden one day a week.





My role involves working with parents and children at school, delivering PIPT (Personalised Individual Parent Training) sessions.

The intervention is aimed at children who may have behavioural and emaotional needs and to parents who may be finding it difficult to manage these behaviours at home. The sessions are around an hour in length and take place once a week in school for about 6-10 weeks, with both the parent and child.

If you feel that this intervention is something you would benefit from please speak to a member of staff.

I am really looking forward to meeting you!


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North Walkden Primary School

Worsley, Manchester, Lancs, M28 3QD

General Enquiries - Mrs L Nolan - 0161 921 2921

SENDCo - Mrs Emma Cosgrave - 0161 9212921

0161 921 2921[email protected]