Building skills and opportunities
A peer support service for children and young people aged 5-18 years offering pre-bereavement and bereavement support
Promoting five ways to wellbeing
Peer support services to help children aged 7-18 cope with emotional wellbeing,loss or separation
Training parents/carers to support other families with their children's learning.
Delivering courses and workshops across venues in Rural Rother and Wealden
2072 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
434 who have lost their father
217 who have lost their mother
182 who have lost their sibling
600 who have lost their grandparent
346 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
288 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
5 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 127 have lost someone through suicide
- Dragonflies Bereavement Project
Everyone was kind and never judged everyone"
"Sometimes I find it hard to control my feelings, actions, but I understand this now"
"It was fun and creative"
"I have got more friends now since starting the group"
"I learned that you should share your feelings
- My Time Too children's comments
I am starting to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I am starting a level 3 course at FSN through another of their projects and I am also looking into doing a degree in psychology next year. Once I complete the degree I hope to start a new career path and help others and work towards removing the barriers to mental health. The course started me on this new path and changed my life!
- Wellbeing Hubs volunteer
I feel more open in front of other people now"
"I'm less stressed, more confident"
"I feel good about myself - I am amazing"
"I found people that have experienced the same, it's good to talk to them"
"I've learnt little things that I can do"
"It's helped me talk to people and to make friends
- My Time Now young people's comments
Attending the course helped with isolation and I built friendship groups. Given me confidence to take the next steps in my life"
"The Family Learning courses were invaluable to my children, we have learnt skills, bonded more as a family. I am very grateful to FSN!"
"I've learnt more about myself and others and more relaxed in groups. Discovered the real me! The tutor is inspirational and very caring. Being encouraged to volunteer has been an amazing and beneficial experience
- Community Learning attendees
FSN Registered Office
St Nicholas Centre, 66 London Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6AS
01424 423683 | Contact Us
Reg. Charity No. 208446 | Company No. 371615
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