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KidsTime Westminster Workshops


Service/Activity is free

KidsTime Workshops are a fun, safe and supportive environment for families who are affected by mental illness.

We’ve found that when young people understand more about their parent’s illness, discuss it in the family, and have a supportive adult to talk to, this increases their resilience and ability to protect their own mental health. Parents say the workshops improve their confidence and sense of pride, and reduce their risk of relapse.

How does it work?

KidsTime Workshops are monthly two and half hour group sessions for up to 15 families. Where possible, the whole family is encouraged to attend, including the parent (or parents) with a mental illness. Workshops are ‘non-treatment’ educational sessions which encourage families to discuss mental illness and help to diminish the social isolation, stigma, confusion and fears which a child of a parent with mental illness may experience.

What do the Workshops offer?

The workshops offer a fun, protected space where young people can express themselves, interact socially, share experiences and learn about mental illness through discussion, games and drama. Trained staff explain mental illness and its effects to young people in a way they can understand and help them to articulate and tackle concerns or challenges. The workshops also provide adults with an informal, intimate space, where they have the opportunity to share experiences and discuss their role as parents rather than patients.  You can find more information in our brochure.

Where do they take place?

We currently have a monthly workshop operating from  St Vincent's Family Project and you can find more information and referral details below.



Who to contact

Contact Name
Susan Vohman
E-mail
 svohmann@westminster.gov.uk
Website
Ourtime Westminster
Notes

 Nearest Tube: Westminster 

Where to go

Name
St Vincent's Family Project
Address
Methodist Central Hall
Storey's Gate
London
Postcode
SW1H 9NH

Time / Date Details

When is it on
5 -7pm
Time of day
Evening
Session Information
Workshops will be on last Wed of the month during term time term only
Last Updated 25/11/2022

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