About Me

Chris North founded ‘Freedom Through Fun!’ based in Chichester in November 2004.

With 20 years experience as a teacher and 13 years as a Senior Social Worker in the West Sussex Child Disability Team,  Chris comes with a wealth of experience.

Chris (who usually appears as himself but has other characters too), puts energy and thought into every Workshop or event and gives play a different edge with a special blend of fun, imagination, laughter and the opportunity to learn new skills.

His work includes Chestnut Tree House, Lodge Hill Centre, P.A.C.S.O. Playscheme, Short Breaks Family Fun Days, Autism Sussex,Worthing Portage, Q.E. 11 School, St. Anthony’s School, L.V.S. School and Children & Family Centres and Chris’s distinctive and inclusive approach  provides fun for all ages and in all settings in a relaxed, flexible and enjoyable environment.

Comments include:

“Excellent! Great Fun! Thank you. All the children seemed to love being included. Lots of smiley faces!”

“Interactive and fun from start to finish. Lots of imagination and music. Especially liked getting the children together and sharing stories”.

The children and young people said , “ This was fantastic!”.  “I really enjoyed twizzing and balancing plates I’d not done that before- great!”

“He was good – it was fun!”

Chris also provides Team building Workshops and training in communication and play. 

Chris North holds:

  • Certificate of  Education
  • Diploma in Social Work
  • Associate of the Drama Board ( Education)
  • Lifemusic Practitioner
  • Member of Clowns International
  • Member of Equity  

1n 1997, Chris also founded Wellspring West Sussex with a colleague in the Child Disability team. Wellspring is an independent charity for families with children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. Chris is still a committee member and he provides Freedom Through Fun workshops for schools and other groups funded by Wellspring. More details can be found here: www.wellspringwestsussex.org.uk/chris.html