Hello Cochrane Castle Primary School Families,

My name is Melissa and I am the school counsellor on West Johnstone Campus. I have been working at Cochrane Castle since November and it has been such a joy getting to know your children.

I work for an organization called Place2Be which is a children’s mental health charity. Our mission is to enhance the wellbeing of children and their families by providing access to therapeutic and emotional support in schools. We believe in the whole school approach which means that we offer services to students, parents, and staff.

-Students have access to one-on- one counselling, Place2talk, group counselling and whole class sessions aimed at promoting social and emotional skills.

-One of the most critical elements that we offer for your students is a program called Place2Talk, which is a lunchtime self-referral service in which students can speak with a counsellor about any issues that they may be having.

-Parents have access to ‘parent partnership’ which is a service dedicated to helping parents navigate any parental challenges you may be facing.

-I am in the school on a part-time basis. Wednesday in the morning and all day on Thursday and Friday.  If you would like to speak to me, please do not hesitate in reaching out to me. My contact info can be found below. I also attend a lot of school events so say hello if you see me. I very much look forward to getting to know each of you!

Phone: 07976 229491


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