Dragonflies Bereavement Project



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

Tel. 01424 855222 ext. 206

To make a referral please complete the Dragonflies Referral Form

Children and young people aged 0-18 year’s
Hastings, Rother, Eastbourne and all surrounding areas
Early intervention services offering:-      
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
These sessions are offered by volunteer counsellors
  • 15-18 years old – 1 to 1 sessions 12 weekly 50 minute sessions
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
  • 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
  • "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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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

"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

"I started to volunteer with FSN in the Health and Wellbeing Hub in July 2018. In September I started 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 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