Our Story

ATFC was founded as a registered charity in 2016. This followed several successful years of offering Art Therapy in primary schools by our founder Tim Anders. Tim continues to serve as Director of the charity in a voluntary capacity.

ATFC was established to provide children with the emotional support they need at school in a world where mental health issues are increasingly prevalent. In 2016 we began by offering therapy sessions to 30 children in 9 primary schools across London. We appointed our first staff member in 2017 to support the ongoing expansion of our services, and we are now providing therapy to 74 children a week in 19 primary schools across the spectrum of the Jewish community.

In future, we will look to continue to expand our provision in London primary schools, but also further our offering where possible to schools outside London. Every year demand for our services grows, and we will always strive to provide therapy to every child in need, to support them through the challenges they face.

Jewish News – 25 April 2019

Arts Therapies For Children provides valuable tailored support to help youngsters express themselves safely.

Arts Therapies for Children (ATFC) is one of the community’s newest and most dynamic charities, focusing on providing tailored personal support to some of our most vulnerable children. ..read more

The Jewish Chronicle – 31 August 2018

A new programme is offering art therapy for children in Jewish schools.

“For a child whose life is being torn apart,” says art therapist Tim Anders, “a picture can provide more information than words alone.” ..read more

The Jewish Weekly – 31 May 2018

On Sunday 27th May Seed hosted the first ever Jewish Art Fair at its Centre in Edgware, giving over 400 people the chance to buy affordable Jewish art. The 38 artists who exhibited their work generously donated 25% of their profits to be split between Seed and the event organisers Arts Therapies for Children ..read more

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