Our work is child centred and recognises that all families regardless of background can have difficulties but may not know how to access the right support. There may also be concerns that asking for help will result in unwanted intervention. Our services aim to provide children and their parents/carers with the tools to manage their lives effectively. Central to this work are the core concepts of building self-esteem and resilience in children and supporting parents in managing this.
Many the issues can be traced back to generational problems from early childhood, this is supported by developments in psychology and neuroscience. With Kids is based on a preventative approach that involves early intervention, working in tandem with children and families to enable the best life chances possible.
We offer support primarily through play therapy in our partner schools and through individual parent work and family groups in schools and local community. We have office bases in East end of Glasgow and in Wester Hailes in Edinburgh; though support a smaller number of additional schools in West Lothian and around both cities.
We aim to continue working with partner schools providing emotional support to children and families through phone and video calls.
We have developed a range of digital resources/activities that help parents and children to connect playfully throughout this difficult time, and which also support good emotional health for parents and for children. These resources are available to all via our website and social media channels:
We have a phone line available for parents to discuss concerns they have about their child's or their own emotional well-being. Contact 0141 550 5770
Self-referrals can be made for phone support and live web chat. Access to digital emotional supports is available to all.