Dragonflies Bereavement Project

                             

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Dragonflies offers free support to children aged 0-18 years old and their families who are experiencing pre or post bereavement

DRAGONFLIES CONTACT DETAILS
Tel.
01424 377125

To make a referral please complete the Dragonflies Referral Form


 
AGE RANGE
Children and young people aged 0-18 year’s
 
AREAS WE COVER
Hastings, Rother, Eastbourne and all surrounding areas
 
OUR SERVICES
Early intervention services offering:-      
PEER SUPPORT GROUPS  
Dragonflies provides creative therapeutic activities and group discussions delivered by trained staff and volunteers. We have 3 support groups available:

  • 0-5 years old - Children and parent/carers group one off group and telephone/individual support.
  • 5-15 years old – A drop off group for the children and young people offering 8 weekly 1 hour sessions
  • Parent/Carers Support group – Bereavement awareness for parents and carers, these are 8 weekly 1 hour sessions and  run alongside the 5-15 year old groups
 
ONE TO ONE COUNSELLING THERAPY SESSIONS
These sessions are offered by volunteer counsellors
  • 15-18 years old – 1 to 1 sessions 12 weekly 50 minute sessions
 
 
HOW TO CONTACT US
Dragonflies @ FSN
Robsack Centre, 16 Bodiam Drive
St Leonards-on-sea
East Sussex
TN38 9TW
 
T – 01424 855222 Extn. 206
E – rcook1@fsncharity.co.uk – Rosie, Manager of Dragonflies Project
 
 
WHAT DIFFERENCE HAS DRAGONFLIES MADE
  • Over 2100 local children and young people have been supported since 2006
  • 98% of participants said the Dragonflies activities had helped them.
  • 82% of parents had said they had seen a positive change in the child's behaviour
 
‚ÄčWHAT FAMILIES SAY ABOUT DRAGONFLIES
  • "My child has been more confident with other people, goes to places on his own. He understands a lot more about feelings towards bereavement."

 


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SuccessES


"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

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

I have been at FSN since 2010. When I first came I knew about it because the fellowship was founded on Christian principles 80 years ago. Volunteering has changed my life. It is not only the staff who are always there to help you when you are at your lowest and feel down, but it is also a place where you can come and meet people. Volunteering for FSN has changed my life.

- FSN Volunteer

"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

"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