Carefree Kids

Carefree Kids

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Mental health
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 


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, drama therapy and dance/movement therapy to help release troubling emotions that may be difficult to communicate verbally or in other ways.


The difference we make

By working with troubled children in school in Waltham Forest and the neighbouring boroughs we are improving the emotional wellbeing of children and families. Our work helps children learn, play and communicate better, making a difference not just to one child but to the whole school community.

Here are a few of our latest facts and figures (2013-2014)

In a sample of 42 children, we evaluated the impact of our work on various aspects of their wellbeing. We found that:

  • 40 had responded positively to therapeutic play at school
  • 40 demonstrated improved confidence and coping skills
  • 36 had improved relationships
  • 34 felt happier
  • 29 had fewer disturbing feelings
  • 27 had improved behaviour, concentration and attitude at school

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