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.
Please tell your family, friends and colleagues and share on social media:
If you’d like to make a donation to Carefree Kids, please see our Donate page.
Our office will be closed from Thursday 22 December 2016 until Tuesday 3 January 2017 inclusive for the Christmas/New Year period.
We’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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:
The Mayor of Waltham Forest, Councillor Saima Mahmud, visited Carefree Kids on Tuesday 15 March 2016 to learn about the charity’s work. Continue reading Mayor visits Carefree Kids
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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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
This year Chime Communications has made two videos for us, at no charge, and you can now see these here and on our new Video page under About us.
The videos are also on YouTube and some other parts of the website. Continue reading New videos added
Carefree Kids is looking to set up a new course for teenage boys and girls aimed at: ‘Meeting the emotional needs of your future babies, children and yourselves as parents’ and is looking for ways to fund the course. The course will be school based.
Some of the problems experienced by the children whom we help through our therapeutic work are caused by poor parenting.
There is no comprehensive preparation for all parents about the realities of parenthood, especially the emotional aspects. It therefore makes sense to try to prepare young people in good time in ways which they will always remember. Read more about the Early intervention course.