Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Oasis Academy Oldham works with Place2Be, the UK's leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to help improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.  

How Place2Be helps pupils 

Pupils can find help with friendship issues and other worries by choosing to visit Place2Talk. Children and young people can book to see a counsellor on their lunch or break time and attend on their own or in a group. 

Place2Be also works with children and young people individually and in small groups, offering regular time-tabled support for those who will benefit most, working closely with parents and school staff.  

The school has a dedicated Place2Be room where students can meet with a counsellor and talk about the challenges they are experiencing. This helps them to engage productively in their own learning and develop positive relationships.

Other support from Place2Be

Place2Be also offers support and advice for parents and carers, as well as teachers and school staff. Please do get in touch with our School Project Manager, Kelly Richmond, to find out more. 

Place2Talk sessions for students self isolating/completing online learning

For those students self isolating/completing online learning, that would like to book in for a Place2Talk session, please email Sara from Place2Be at from your school email address, to arrange an appointment.  Appointments will be held at the usual break and lunch times on the timetable.

Any questions?

Our Place2Be School Project Manager is Kelly Richmondwho works Monday to Friday. You can contact her via email, telephone or face-to-face: or 0161 624 9630, ext no: 70445.

You can also find out more about Place2Be at:  

He has made amazing progress since attending Place2Be in Year 7. Back then his attitude and behaviour were really challenging. Now he is a lovely young man who can surprise you with acts of kindness.

Head of Year 10

Without Place2Be’s support in Years 7 & 8 I might have chosen a different path as I used to hang out with a group who often refused to go to school. Since then I have changed friendship groups and I am much happier and more positive

Year 11 student reflecting on the impact of his Place2Be support