Improving children's mental health. Improving children's lives.

Toucan for Children supports children and young people who are experiencing emotional difficulties in their lives through providing therapeutic services using play and creative arts. Based in Gloucestershire we offer play therapy at our centre in Mitcheldean and outreach work in schools.

Mental health problems affect 1 in 8 children and young people, which may result in depression, anxiety and often  conduct disorder. The team of therapists at Toucan offer children a safe place to explore and work-through those feelings and behaviours that are causing upset and difficulties in their lives.

COVID-19 Update - 03.08.2020

Our team has been working hard behind the scenes cleaning and reorganising the playrooms to allow us to safely re-open. We are just about there so we are pleased to announce that we will be back open on

Tuesday 18th August.

We will of course have a Covid Secure Policy on entry and will be following strict social distancing guidelines restricting the number of visitors to ensure your child's safety and our teams. You can find out more here.


In the meantime we are still here offering support virtually and we are accepting referrals during this time so please email us with any questions, concerns or enquiries.


A copy of our SDQ and referral form can also be found on our contact us page here.

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I am a mother of three children who have attended Toucan.  My experience with Toucan has been fantastic!  My children have benefited greatly from their sessions and thus have been able to deal with their emotional difficulties after the breakdown of our family.


I have found the staff to be very friendly and easy to talk to; they have not only supported my children but given myself an great deal of emotional support too! Thank you to all of you.


I have found the therapeutic input from Toucan has really helped the young people we look after. It gives them space to deal with some of the confusing things that have happened to them and makes life a bit clearer. It is a brilliant, excellent and an essential resource.

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Contact Toucan For Children 

Unit 6, The Mews

Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0SL


T: 07526 245880

Contact us:

Unit 6, The Mews, Mitcheldean, Glos, GL17 0SL


T: 07526 245880

Registered chairty number: 1169064

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