Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Mental Health




Oasis Academy Leesbrook work in partnership with Place2Be, a national charity supporting schools to improve the confidence and wellbeing of children and young people.

Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic support to children and young people, families and staff in more than 450 schools nationwide.

It gives children and young people a space to express themselves through talking and creative work, and to think about any worries they might have. Place2Be also provides support for parents and staff too. Some information is enclosed to tell you more about Place2Be and its work.



One of the most popular aspects of this service is called ‘Place2Talk’. It’s open to all children and young people at Oasis Academy Leesbrook, and students can make an appointment to spend 15 minutes with a trained counsellor, either by themselves or with a friend. On average, about a third of children and young people who access the service in schools take advantage of this service every year. Children and young people often talk about friendships or any worries they may have.

Place2Be will record your child’s name, date of birth, year group, gender, ethnicity, the broad topic of discussion and any actions taken as a result of the session.  This information is stored securely. It is used in key coded form to evaluate Place2Be’s service and improve our work. 

Unless we hear otherwise from you, the Academy and Place2Be will assume that your child has parent/carers’ permission to come to Place2Talk.

If would like to find out more, or would prefer that your child does not use this service, please contact Maya Daly-Williams, Mental Health Practitioner on 0161 290 4000 or who will be very happy to answer any questions.


Mental Health Services

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2022 - EDAW 2022 (

Here are some great resources which we feel would be beneficial to support a young person who may be experiencing an Eating Disorder.

Anorexia and Bulimia Care (ABC)

Telephone: 03000 11 12 13

Boy Anorexia

Beat (Beating Eating Disorders)
youth email:
Youthline: 0808 801 0711
Adult email:
Adult helpline: 0808 801 0677