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McLaren and Place2Be2019-08-23T14:46:15+01:00

Supporting children’s wellbeing for the future

Place2Be became McLaren’s company charity in 2014. The relationship has continued to strengthen since then.

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Shared values

The nature of Place2Be’s work and our own values as a company make our partnership a perfect fit.

If poor mental health can be addressed at a young age, our hope is that children can develop greater resilience and be better able to cope with what life brings them.

Place2Be partnership

McLaren’s donations have funded over 6,000 Place2Talk sessions within schools

Supporting mental health and wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing are key topics within the construction industry, with the Office for National Statistics reporting more suicides in construction than any other profession in the five years to the end of 2015.

McLaren believes it’s important to nurture its future workforce, providing them with the tools to feel confident and supported in their decisions. Working with Place2Be has reinforced the importance of early intervention.

Place2Be’s work

Place2Be provides children’s mental health services in 294 primary and secondary schools across the UK, reaching a total school population of 142,000 pupils. These services include:

  • one-to-one counselling
  • Place2Talk lunchtime sessions
  • group work
  • parent partnership
  • Place2Think for teachers and school staff members

This support in primary and secondary schools helps to build children’s resilience, through talking, creative work and play, helping them to cope with wide-ranging and often complex social issues, including:

  • bullying
  • bereavement
  • domestic violence
  • family breakdown
  • neglect and trauma

Positive results

In 2018, 82 per cent of children supported by Place2Be had clinically improved mental health, resulting in better family relationships and friendships and improved learning.