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Julia Clements

Principal Educational Psychologist
Place2Be (Confirmed)

Julia has worked with children, young people, schools and families for 27 years. She started her professional life as a teacher, and has worked in mainstream, special schools and pupil referral units (PRUs). She has also volunteered with VSO and worked in a large international school in Thailand.  Julia has worked as a Senior Specialist Educational Psychologist for Behaviour and as part of a multi-disciplinary Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) team. She has developed a particular interest in children who are Looked After, adopted, or who live in kinship care and, before working for Place2Be worked at Post Adoption Centre (now PAC-UK). Throughout her career, Julia has maintained a passion for promoting good mental health for all - including the most vulnerable children and young people, their teachers and their parent-carers.  Julia has worked for Place2Be since 2013.

  • Lessons from those who are changing the long-term culture of schools and successfully promoting mental health initiatives which match the needs of pupils and staff
  • Working with the whole-school community to support emotional wellbeing & resilience
  • Helping teachers to spot the warning signs of mental health problems in children and intervene early
  • Offering the support which is required to ensure that staff feel confident in themselves aswell as responding to pupils’ needs