KidsTime Southwark evaluation

Location: England

Summary: An evaluation by the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families, of the KidsTime Southwark programme. The programme was delivered to 38 families in Southwark over three years, in partnership with Our Time and the London Borough of Southwark.

KidsTime is a series of friendly and interactive workshops to help families learn and talk about mental health. The workshops offer a preventative and supportive multi-family group and create a community for them as part of their workshops. KidsTime workshops are currently delivered in various boroughs in the UK, with the majority being in London.

The KidsTime Southwark evaluation project was conducted between June 2020 and December 2022 and aimed to cover how families and facilitators experience the delivery of KidsTime, how KidsTime was perceived to support families and how it could be improved.

Mother and father smiling and laughing with their child

There are two additional briefs below:

  • Recommended facilitator characteristics and suggestions: summarises the suggested qualities that a KidsTime facilitator should possess, which were identified by the families within the programme and the current facilitators.
  • Perceived advantages and challenges of a blended KidsTime approach: summarises the advantages and challenges of a blended approach, which consisted of a combination of online and in-person workshops.

KidsTime Workshops

The workshops provide a fun, safe and supportive environment where families affected by mental ill-health can come together to learn about mental health and support each other.
Find out more about the programme

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