Community Learning

Feel like learning something new/looking to gain new skills?

FSN believe lifelong learning is key to well-being and offers FREE community learning courses in a variety of subjects including:

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Arts and crafts,

  • Personal development – building confidence and communication

  • Employability skills – return to work, interview skills

  • Healthy Cookery

For further information on courses see link Training/Courses page.
 

How long are the courses and for what age?

Depending on the subject, courses range from 12 – 21 hours over 4-6 weeks.
Courses are for adults aged 19+ years, except for family learning when children can attend with their parent/carers.
 

Where are the courses delivered?

Courses are delivered in various accessible venues across Hastings, St Leonards and Rother.

By attending courses you can

  • Become more confident

  • Manage stress more easily

  • Feel more positive and motivated.

  • Gain new skills

  • Improve your coping strategies

  • Build resilience

  • Improve your employability skills


Please see case study following on from our "Build a Happier You" course featured in the Clincial Commissioning Group's Annual Review - Case Study linkCCG Annual Review link

For more information please contact Michelle tel: 01424 423683 ext. 33
email: mhooper@fsncharity.co.uk



      

 


 

SuccessES


"The Community Learning courses have been a valuable resource for our clients looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing, as well as providing insight to self-management/coping strategies to build resilience. Our clients have reported they have found them interesting, informative and easy to engage with due to the welcoming and supportive staff and informal setting."

- Community Connectors, Southdown

"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

2148 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
463 who have lost their father
223 who have lost their mother
186 who have lost their sibling
616 who have lost their grandparent
353 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
293 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
14 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 139 have lost someone through suicide

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

I just want to thank everyone at FSN who have made the last two years so amazing. I have learnt so much and met so many inspiring people. The work you do with the community truly changes lives, as it changed mine. The courses you provide have led me into employment and given me the skills to create a life for myself.
I will continue to sing your praises to those that I meet and tell people about the amazing work that you do and hope that FSN thrives for many years to come. I know you'll touch many lives as you did mine.

- FSN Volunteer

It was really nice to meet other families In our group, in the same situation as us, "I was terrified to start with but it was an extremely fun day"
"My little girl has really benefitted from being with other young people in similar situations. She knows she is not alone and it's ok to be sad and angry. She talks about Nanna now a lot more"
"Dragonflies has made an invaluable difference to my son, I think he was in a dark place and Dragonflies has let the light shine for him again

- Dragonflies parent/carer comments