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


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

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

Volunteering at the Health and Wellbeing drop ins I have supported attendees with engaging into activities, not only at FSN but in the local community. It’s great to have access to all the activities and information not only for our service users but also for myself. I really enjoy supporting the community and being part of the hub team!
“I have come along and attended various courses at FSN but also attended the computer and Health and Wellbeing drop ins. Coming here as made me in such a better place, everyone is so supportive! I feel so much more confident, I have found myself again. I love it here!

- Health and Wellbeing Hubs

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 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