Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (and Christmas closing times)

We would like to wish everyone we work with, and all our volunteers, staff and trustees a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Christmas and New Year closing times

Over the Christmas/New Year period, our office will close on Thursday 21 December 2017 at 5pm and will reopen on Wednesday 3 January 2018 at 9.30am.

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If you’d like to make a donation to Carefree Kids, please see our Donate page.

New newsletter: Twitter roundup issue 1

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Throughout the first half of February 2016, there were two high profile Twitter campaigns focusing on child mental health, and one on children in care:

  • Children’s mental health week, launched by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge
  • Young Minds Matter, a campaign by Huffington Post UK
  • Care Day, the 5 Nations 1 Voice Alliance of five charities (Who Cares? Scotland; The Who Cares? Trust (England); Voices from Care (Wales); VOYPIC (Northern Ireland); and EPIC (Ireland)

Our new resource sheet brings together a selection of some of the best articles, reports and videos tweeted during that period and can be found on our Resources page.

You can also follow the subjects on Twitter using these hashtags:

  • #ChildrensMHW
  • #YoungMindsMatter
  • #CareDay

New Resources section on Carefree Kids website

Carefree Kids has launched a new Resources section on our website.

Please go to Resources at the top of the home page to see the first of our resource sheets — Play & Play Therapy — with lots of ideas for online courses to join, videos to watch, websites to visit and information to read.

Over time, we will be adding more resources that we hope you will find useful.

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Founding Carefree Kids — Ros Kane’s Brilliant Moment

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As a parent-governor Ros Kane, founder of Carefree Kids, realised that emotional health was an issue that wasn’t really being addressed by the governing body and school.

Then, one day, sitting in the headteacher’s study the head told Ros something that shocked her, and inspired her to set up Carefree Kids. The rest is history. Continue reading Founding Carefree Kids — Ros Kane’s Brilliant Moment

Welcome to Carefree Kids

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Carefree Kids is a children’s charity based in Waltham Forest, London and working in Waltham Forest and neighbouring boroughs.

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.