Carefree Kids

A children’s charity based in Waltham Forest

Welcome animationCarefree Kids is a children’s charity based in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

The Object of the Charity is to promote the emotional and mental health & wellbeing of children, young people and their parents and carers.

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.

We work in Waltham Forest and surrounding boroughs

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.

Find out more about our approach

Where we work

Map showing London boroughs we work withWe work in approximately 25 schools, mainly in Waltham Forest but a few in Redbridge and Newham helping helping children who have been identified as needing therapeutic help. See our current Schools list.

Our volunteers

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.

Help us help more children

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 — as we do not charge schools the full cost of our service and provide free training and supervision to volunteers any donation you can make will help
  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 currently have an appeal for funds for a new learning room
  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.

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