With Kids Lothians

Organisation : With Kids
Grant Amount : £ 31,840
Project Dates : May 2016 to April 2017

With Kids work in West Lothian was originally supported by The Volant Charitable Trust & in spring 2015 we were awarded one year’s funding from Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation to sustain & expand the project. In the first six months of our grant we have received 32 new child referrals from schools, CAMHS & other professionals.

There has been a very positive response from schools, parents and professionals in the area, with our recent external evaluation of the service concluding that service was a “vitally important provision within the range of support services designed to promote mental health and emotional wellbeing”.

This project is to sustain & consolidate our work to meet the demand for the service in the Lothians by providing 1:1 play therapy to 58 children, running social skills groups for 60 children and supporting 48 families to better meet the needs of their children.