School Gateway

Hillbrook Primary School

Be Responsible · Be Resilient · Be Reflective

Services Offered for Adults

Supporting adults in order to support the children

When adults are facing difficulties in their lives or are troubled by negative experiences from their own childhoods, it can create a high level of emotional strain, which in turn can have a negative impact on children’s emotional wellbeing.

Place2Be recognise this and realise the best way to support children and make a lasting impact is by supporting parents/carers and school staff too.

Place2Think – for teaching staff:

  • Support for teachers and school staff to discuss any issues relating to children or referrals.
  • Timetabled sessions or drop-in times, as required.

Place for Parents:

A Place for Parents is a free and confidential service for individuals or couples. It offers time and space with a qualified professional to talk and think about feelings to do with them and their children, and to work out solutions that feel right.

‘My aim is to help parents and carers build confidence, develop ways of coping and better understand and communicate with their children, so that family life can be less of a struggle’,  says one Place2Be Parent Worker.

‘I have been warmly welcomed by all the school staff and I am pleased to be part of this forward-thinking school community.’

Support for parents/carers:

  • Our parent counsellor is Melanie Hallows

  • Referrals made through the School Project Manager (Stella Stefanidou) are passed to our Parent Counsellor (Melanie Hallows)

  • 8 weekly sessions initially, these can be extended to up to a year

  • Sessions typically held at Hillbrook on Monday afternoon

  • Free and confidential service

If you feel you would benefit from this support, then please contact (Stella Stefanidou, School Project Manager) in the first instance, in confidence on 020 8672 39573 extension 205, or email