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A children’s charity based in Waltham Forest 2004-2019
Carefree Kids was a children’s charity based in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
The key aim of our charity was to promote the mental health and emotional well-being of children, young people and their parents and carers.
From 2004 to 2019 we provided support to children, teenagers and their parents and carers.
We used non-directive therapeutic play, arts therapies and talking based therapies to help release troubling emotions that may be difficult to communicate verbally or in other ways.
For those with the personal qualities needed, we offered training in our approach to help those in need of emotional support.
Our aim was to offer the highest standards in our work and relationships with our schools, children, parents and carers.
On 4 April 2019 Carefree Kids published its first Impact Report.
The evidence presented in the report shows how the charity’s therapeutic approach – which was based on a philosophy of early intervention and ongoing support – helped the children and teenagers Carefree Kids worked with to develop their emotional resilience, giving them an opportunity to thrive rather than to simply survive.
Where we worked
We worked in schools in Waltham Forest and surrounding boroughs helping supporting children who had been identified as needing therapeutic help.
Our volunteers — male and female of all ages — came from a wide range of backgrounds. We recruited community volunteers as well as counselling, psychotherapy and arts therapies students on placement throughout the year.
We are now closed. Please do not contact us about our services. You can contact former trustees about matters regarding the closure of the charity using our contact form.