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With your investment, you can make a real difference in the lives of UK’s most vulnerable children, young people and adults.
Your support will enable us to be innovative and to respond quickly to the urgent needs of those who are facing a mental health crisis.

Philanthropists have the opportunity to make revolutionary changes to global mental health and to directly impact the lives of millions of people.

How Next-Generation Philanthropists Can Transform Mental Health Funding Report 2021

Our mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable people, using the creative power of dramatherapy to enhance mental health. Our work is professional, effective, creative, empowering, supportive, inclusive, and authentic.
For the last 36 years Roundabout has been working collaboratively to support the mental health individuals of all ages across London and neighbouring boroughs.

How we help

Our Sessions
We run dramatherapy sessions in the community, wherever clients spend their days e.g. in schools, nurseries, day centres and care homes.

97% increase in peer interaction

Working with parents, carers, teachers, care home staff, nursery staff and other professionals, involved in our clients lives, ensures we can support our clients in the best possible way. We work one to one or with groups, whichever suits our clients needs best.

88% improved communication skills

Our Research
Roundabout has a long history of involvement in ground breaking research in the field of dramatherapy.  We are committed to ongoing involvement in original research such as our Shine a Light on Autism project as well as joining with other arts therapists to build a body of evidence based practice.

Sharing the evidence
Access to information about what dramatherapy is and how it can support different groups of people is vital.  Roundabout regularly documents its work and publishes it via the Roundabout website, through articles in journals and through a series of books, the latest being ‘Child Agency and Voice in Therapy: New Ways of Working in The Arts Therapies’ Routledge 2021.

Raising Awareness
For 36 years Roundabout has been committed to raising awareness of dramatherapy.  Our team love to talk about their work and to gather feed-back from service users.  On a larger scale, our team present at conferences, attend community and special interest groups, contribute to online forums in order to share information and promote dramatherapy within the community.

How you can help

* A one off donation

* An annual contribution

* Fund a specific project or resource

However you choose to support Roundabout, we will work with you to make sure your support has a long term impact for the clients we support. Please contact Roundabout’s CEO’s Deborah Haythorne or Lynn Cedar at

The Outcomes from Roundabout’s Support (January 2020-December 2020):

84% increased ability to express and explore feelings

95% establishment of therapeutic alliance

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How you can donate:

If you would like to make a donation, here are the different ways you can support us

Post: Please make any cheques payable to ‘Roundabout Dramatherapy’ and send to us at:

Roundabout Dramatherapy
143, Cheam Road

Please note, we are unable to accept any cash donations sent by post.

Bank transfer: You can send money directly into Roundabout’s account via a BACS transfer. Please contact Rachel Livingstone at for details of how to do this. 

Fundraising page: You can make a donation via our Just Giving Page