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Carefree Kids - a children’s charity based in Waltham Forest

Carefree Kids is a children’s 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.

For those with the personal qualities needed, we offer training in our approach to help those in need of emotional support. Our aim is to offer the highest standards in our work and relationships with our schools, children, parents and carers.

We work in 25 schools, mainly in Waltham Forest but a few in Redbridge and Newham helping helping children who have been identified as needing therapeutic help. Our volunteers - male and female of all ages - come from a wide range of backgrounds. We recruit community volunteers as well as counselling and psychotherapy students on placement throughout the year.

There are a number of ways  you can help us to help more children, young people and their parents and carers.

1)      Become a volunteer, take our training and help children using therapeutic play


 

2)      Make a donation – we have a shopping list of much needed items starting at just £5


 

3)      Become a committee member – we meet once every 6 weeks in the evening. Can you help us with marketing, raising funds, sponsorship or networking?


 

4)      Sponsor a resource – we could use a new therapeutic play bus as our current bus is 18 years old


 

5)      Get involved – no matter how many or few hours you have available you will be welcomed and you can make a difference

Not sure and want to find out more? Just use our contact form. We are a relaxed and friendly group of people who are succeeding in making a difference in our local community. If you are passionate about the same please get in contact.

Carefree Kids Office: Room 22, Community Place, 806 High Road, Bakers Arms, London E10 6AE.

(We use various venues for different events. Please read your invitations carefully for details and check with the office 020 8558 7799 if needed.)

Parents of Tomorrow
A course for teenaged boys and girls at school:
 Patron: Sue Gerhardt
 


Carefree Kids, an established mental health charity in the London borough of Waltham Forest, plans to develop a course about meeting the emotional needs of students’ future babies and children and themselves as parents.

We carried out an initial pilot at McEntee School in Walthamstow (now Walthamstow Academy) in 2006. The results were very encouraging. We now aim to run a longer, more comprehensive pilot, evaluate it, roll it out nationally and press for its inclusion in the National Curriculum.

Read more...
Volunteer of the Year - Runner Up
 

We are so proud to announce that Colin Bilton was named a runner up in the "Love Your Borough" awards for "Volunteer of the Year" 2013.

Colin had been with Carefree Kids for over 3 years and is currently helping 5 children who are going through a difficult time.  Colin uses therapeutic play in  schools to support these children with troubling emotions. He helps them become more confident in their relationships with other children and people. Colin also volunteers for the Mark House Centre helping people with learning difficulties.

 

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