Forest shortlisted for wellbeing Award 2019

Forest has been shortlisted in this year’s Place2Be ‘Wellbeing in Schools Awards’ in the category of School Community.


The Place2Be Awards recognise the passion, determination and hard work that goes into the delivery of mental health and wellbeing support in schools across the country.

Place2Be Chief Executive Catherine Roche said: “All too often we are surrounded by stories of children’s mental health in crisis. Sadly, we hear less about the brilliant efforts made every day to support children and young people in UK schools. To redress this, Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards recognise and showcase the remarkable work and commitment to promote mental health across our partner schools in the UK.”

Jeff Kayne, Deputy Head Pastoral and Designated Safeguarding Lead, said: “Forest School is immensely proud to be a member of the Place2Be family. Our partnership enables us to ensure that wellbeing and a deep understanding of mental health is absolutely integral to the education that we provide. We are absolutely committed to ensuring that interventions happen at the earliest possible opportunity which allows our students (and their families) to look to the future with confidence having developed a toolkit of positive strategies to manage any ‘bumps in the road’ that may lie ahead. We are so grateful to our Project Manager, Lisa-Marie Serindag and to Dr Stephen Adams-Langley for their outstanding work in delivering our service.”

Place2Be has been working with Forest School since 2016, supporting children with their mental health improvement.

Finalists (three nominees per category), will be celebrated on Monday 25 March 2019 at a glamorous awards event at London’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel, hosted by TV presenter and Place2Be ambassador Katie Thistleton.  The Winner and two Highly Commended runners up will be announced on the night.