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 423683

To make a referral please complete the Dragonflies Referral Form


 
AGE RANGE
Children and young people aged 0-18 years
 
AREAS WE COVER
Hastings, Rother, Eastbourne and all surrounding areas
 
OUR SERVICES
Support 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.
  • 5-18 years old – A peer support group for 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 peer groups
 
ONE TO ONE COUNSELLING THERAPY SESSIONS
These free sessions are offered by volunteer student counsellors
  • 15-18 years old – 1 to 1 sessions 12 weekly 50 minute sessions
 
 
HOW TO CONTACT US
Dragonflies @ FSN
St Nicholas Centre
66 London Road
St Leonards On Sea
TN37 6AS
 
T – 01424 423683 Extn. 2011
E – enquiriesdragonflies@fsncharity.co.uk
 
 
WHAT DIFFERENCE HAS DRAGONFLIES MADE
  • Over 2,500 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
 
WHAT 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."

 


 Why not join our DRAGONFLIES LOTTERY to be in with a chance to win a monthly prize!
Complete the Dragonflies Lottery Application Form

 

Volunteering @ Dragonflies
Volunteers are needed to support the delivery of peer support sessions to children and young people experiencing bereavement across a range of settings such as centres and in schools.
Click here to find out how to volunteer for Dragonflies

or please contact a member of the Dragonflies team on 01424 423683 ext 2011 or email enquiriesdragonflies@fsncharity.co.uk
 for further information.

 


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SuccessES


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

"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

2,549 children and young people aged have been supported
561 bereaved of a father
276 bereaved of a mother
227 bereaved of a sibling
768 bereaved of a grandparent
389 bereaved of a relative or friend
423 bereaved through multiple deaths
167 bereaved by suicide
35 pre-bereaved

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

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

"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