No child should have to face their worries and anxieties alone.

That is the mission behind our newest charity partner Place2Be, taking part in Giving Tuesday for the first time this year.

The charity, which works to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families and teachers, will be using the Giving Tuesday platform to raise awareness at a time when so many children and young people are facing mental health issues.

The charity is hoping to reach 100 more children and will be asking their supporters to donate as little as £7, a minimal amount that can give one more child the chance to talk through and find ways to cope in difficult times.

Speaking about their decision to join as a partner, Vanessa Boyle, Individual Giving Manager at Place2Be, said: “The global campaign is a great opportunity to raise awareness and support more vulnerable children throughout the UK.

“We want to reach out to more children and this Giving Tuesday we are asking our new and old supporters to help us get to our target.”

Place2Be enables children and young people to make better-informed decisions about their lives and helps to prevent more serious mental health and behavioural problems in later life.

Last year alone, 39,000 children, some as young as 5, accessed the service Place2Talk to talk with mental health professionals.

To support Place2Be please donate, sign up to their e-newsletter for more about their work, appeals and events, or sign up to easyfundraising.