Contact / Referrals

If you would like to join this Kidstime Workshop or have a family you would like to refer please contact:

Lenny Fagin
Tel: 07738939646

A recent example of a group discussion with parents and children:
‘I then asked them to represent how those relationships and feelings changed when a parent was mentally unwell: suggestions were made that the relationship became more fraught, or that anxiety and worry prevented each member of the family to show good feelings towards each other, or possibly create confrontation. We talked about how the feelings of love could be buried by these problems, even though the love still was there. We also talked how it could be possible to rediscover these positive feelings when they get temporarily lost or obscured’.



‘I like the drama and the pizza best.’ (Peter, aged 8)

‘Kidstime is fun.’

When talking about different types of illnesses, a 12 year old said: ‘We talked about illnesses that could be cured and illnesses that could not be cured, including mental illnesses. I said that mental illnesses were ‘stronger’ because they affected the whole body’.

‘I wish I had come to Kidstime when I was a kid, and when my mother was unwell.’ (Mother of a 10 year old child)

‘I wish the Kidstime workshop was every fortnight because this really helps me too.‘ (Mother of 9 year old)

‘It’s OK to talk about what happens when I am not well. I used to think it would harm the children if we spoke about it.’ (Mother of two daughters, aged 14 and 7)

Where does the workshop take place:

Children’s Centre
86-92 Rectory Road
Hackney, London
N16 7SH

When it meets:

every last Thursday of the month (except August) from 5.00 pm – 7.30 pm

Who can come:

Parents and children aged between 5 and 16 known to Hackney Social Services, Health Services, Educational, Voluntary Organizations or other Helping Agencies where one or both parents have suffered from mental health problems.