Free To Be Kids

Free To Be Kids

Charity information

Free To Be Kids

We support the emotional health of children who have experienced or are experiencing trauma, neglect, parental mental/physical health difficulties, housing instability, food poverty, and other disadvantages.
We run therapeutic after-school cooking clubs in South London where children can experience positive adult attention that improves self-esteem and helps build resilience, while learning about healthy eating and making new friends.

Founded 2015

  • Mission statement

    Free to Be is a new charity established to support children & young people who are struggling with social or emotional difficulties, and to help create lasting change for vulnerable children's emotional health.


    Our skilled volunteers work with disadvantaged children & young people across London to rebuild self-esteem, boost resilience and to help explore challenging emotions and ways of managing. We do this via one to one mentoring, afterschool groups and therapeutic adventures & residentials. We aim to reach young people in ways and places that are meaningful for them.


    We work using the inherent power of the outdoors, animals, nature and the arts. We believe in childhood, muddy trainers, new challenges , self expression, and real human relationships. Our aim is to open up a sense of adventure, freedom and possibility for children who are struggling, whatever life's circumstances


    Above all we believe that every child deserves to feel wanted, special and valued and to experience joy and adventure within their childhood. Free To Be is entirely volunteer run and our volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that this belief can become a reality.

    Our approach focuses on transforming children's stories about themselves and their worlds to bring about lasting changes in resilience and emotional health.

  • Aims

    Free To Be Kids aims to:

    • Our aim is to open up a sense of adventure, freedom and possibility for children who are struggling, whatever life's circumstances.
    • We strengthen childhoods over the long term and support children to thrive despite adversity. We build resilience and begin to rebuild damaged emotional health.
    • We work using the inherent power of the outdoors, animals, nature and the arts. We believe in childhood, muddy trainers, new challenges , self expression, and real human relationships.
  • Overview

    Established: November 2015

    Registered Charity Number: 1165678

    Volunteers: 11

    Phone number: 020 8885 4920

    Address: Free To Be Kids' c/o London Youth Support Trust, Enterprise Centre, 639 High Road, Tottenham, London, N17 8AA

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