Carefree Kids is a children’s mental health charity based in the London Borough of Waltham Forest

Since 2004 we have been providing emotional support to children, teenagers and their parents and carers.

We use non-directive therapeutic play, art therapy, dramatherapy and dance/movement therapy to help release troubling emotions that may be difficult to communicate verbally or in other ways.

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Latest news


Our new office

Sutherland House travel mapWe’re moving from Bakers’ Arms to our new office: Unit DA2, Sutherland House, Sutherland Road, Walthamstow, E17 6BU. The move is due to take place from 20 March 2018. Please don’t visit without an appointment! Read more …

Thank you Holy Family School Waltham Forest

Holy Family School and First GiveA big thank you to Holy Family School who collected over £85 for our charity and to First Give. Read more …

Join Carefree Kids at this year’s Charity Walk for Peace, 29 April 2018

Charity Walk for Peace 2018 graphicJoin us at the fantastic Charity Walk for Peace in April 2018 in Royal Windsor Great Park, and help raise money for Carefree Kids as well! Read more …




Craft in the Park a great success

Craft in the Park event imageCraft in the Park was a great success — much fun was had by lots of families who came along to get crafty and creative!. Read more …


Sainsbury’s Leyton Midland choose us as Charity of the Year

Sainsburys Leyton Midland Charity of the YearThank you to Sainsbury’s new Leyton Midland store for choosing us as your charity of the year! Read more …



Carefree Kids remains one of TSB’s charity of the year!

Good news – we remain as one of TSB Bank’s charities of the year for a further year!

Quiz night raises over £1,100

Quiz night raises over £1,100Our charity quiz night at Ye Olde Rose & Crown on 20 April 2017 was a great success — we raised a grand total of £1,178.25 including a cash prize for reaching the leader board of top fundraisers in April! Read more …

Walk for Peace

Charity Walk for Peace graphicCarefree Kids staff Marta and Sophia and volunteer Gudrun attended the Walk for Peace Pre Charity Walk Dinner Held at The Old Town Hall, Stratford on the 3 March 2017, and they were amazed by the generosity and warm welcome of the Ahmediyya Muslim Elders Association. Read more …

Read Carefree Kids’ wonderful volunteer Jill Lovells’ interview in The E List magazine April 2017

Jill Lovells The E List graphicOur volunteer Jill Lovells has been interviewed for The E List magazine. Here’s a tasty snippet! Read more …

Poetry competition book of winning poems now on Ebay

Poetry competition graphicYou can now buy our winning anthology of poems ‘Crying for the Lost Tigers’ from last year’s poetry competition for only £10 on eBay. Details are here.

2017 Calendar

2017 Calendar graphicHappy 2017! We’ve produced two pdf calendars you might find useful. One with Waltham Forest school term dates, one for general use. Read more…

Do you want to be our new Chair of trustees?

Chair of trutees graphicUse your skills to help local children. We are looking for a new Chair to work with our dynamic board of trustees in providing leadership and strategic direction to our well-established charity. Read more …

Volunteer’s birthday raises £475

Birthday cake fundraising graphicOne of our volunteers celebrating a rather special birthday raised a total of £475 for Carefree Kids instead of birthday presents. Read more …



New Resources section

Carefree Kids has launched a new Resources section on our website which will include information sheets with lots of ideas for online courses to join, videos to watch, websites to visit and information to read. Our first information sheet — Play & Play Therapy — is already there. Go to the Resources section.

Carefree Kids Chatterbox Thursday evenings — join in!

One of our valued volunteers have recently started a blog / reading group online that meets live between 8pm and 9pm on Thursday evenings. Read more …

New videos added

See our two videos, made for us at no charge by Chime Communications. This video is hosted on YouTube. Carefree Kids is not responsible for any other material shown by YouTube and cannot control suggestions that YouTube may make of other videos to watch.

Update 4 February 2015: See our new video My Brilliant Moment from Community Channel TV on YouTube where Ros Kane explains what inspired her to found Carefree Kids.

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