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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 centres in Mitcheldean and central Gloucester.

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.

Starting Play Therapy

We are accepting referrals, and start sessions for new clients as quickly as possible. Although we do operate a short waiting list, while we find the right therapist and time slot for your child.

More details can be found on our Information and Support pages.

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.

Information and Support

For Parents, Professionals and Children

For Parents and Carers

Are you worried?

For Professionals

Early intervention

For Children

Helping you to feel better

Support Our Work

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About Us

Our Mission and Values


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.

Foster Carer

Contact Toucan For Children 

Unit 6, The Mews

Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, GL17 0SL


T: 07526 245880

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