Contact / Referrals

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

Sabbi Jones
Tel: 0207-974-3165

Elisabetta Mancuso
Email: Elisabetta.Mancuso@family-action.org.uk
Tel: 0207-272-6933

 

KIDSTIME CAMDEN & ISLINGTON

WHAT OUR KIDS SAY ABOUT US

‘Home was sad, Kidstime was fun. That’s what I looked forward to. I looked forward to having fun, you know being a child. But at home you have to be an adult, look after yourself, look after mum, look after the house, give her medication; at Kidstime you’ve having fun. You’re being looked after and you’re not looking after others. …there are people there who are paying attention to you and you can go and speak to because you probably can’t speak to your mum because you know she’s not well she probably won’t understand. But Kidstime was time for the kids; I think that’s why it’s called Kidstime. ‘ (Ex-attendee – young person)

‘When I started the Kidstime project, I felt like I couldn’t really express myself, because I know that people often thought that because my mum had mental illness I may have mental illness, so I didn’t want to say anything, because I didn’t want to seem odd or say anything inappropriate, so I kept to myself. So when I started coming to this project, you realise that, not necessarily, because when you know that other people have the same problem as you, and they look normal, they seem normal, that’s its okay to come out and just, you know, express yourself a bit more. So I just felt like I wouldn’t necessarily, after learning about the illness I felt like I wouldn’t necessarily become mentally ill, so it’s okay for me to express myself. ‘ (Ex-attendee- young person)

“I’ve learned a few more names of illnesses and I’ve learned some side effects of illnesses and how to know the difference between if a parent is, stroppy to know the difference if it’s ill stroppy or normal stroppy.” (Young Attendee)

“What I liked about KTW was? “Everyone was listening to each other” (Young Attendee)

“Fun positive atmosphere lots of families come together as one big one” (Young Attendee)

“It changes my whole expression”,”Talking about things and knowing my problems weren’t going to be forever”, “I enjoyed all of it” (Young Attendee)

WHAT OUR PARENTS  SAY ABOUT US

“The supported children who I’ve met through ‘Kidstime Workshop’ have not questioned their parents love and concern and have been fiercely protective of them…but being part of a project focusing on my children’s needs I know has actually made me feel better” (mother who had suffered repeated bipolar episodes)

“This is probably the only outlet for them to be what the project is named after, kids” (Grandparent)

“That we all feel equal with them, we all feel, you know, you just all feel, well, not, obviously we’re coming from different places, but we all feel respected I think, and easy to talk to them.” (Parent Attendee)

“They just behave like normal, they don’t seem to use many tactics because I used to go to therapy and I still go, there’s always some sort of tactic that they try to work around, these people are more like, I don’t know, have a very nice approach, very relaxed approach and I like to be relaxed because I’m not often relaxed.” (Parent Attendee)

To find out more about Kidstime Camden & Islington you can download our leaflet: Kidstime Workshop – Camden&Islington Leaflet

Where does the workshop take place:

Vadnie Bish House
33-34 Caversham Rd
London, NW5 2DR

When it meets:

every month 5.00 pm – 7.30 pm