My Time

MY TIME NOW and MY TIME TOO


 
Everyday life can be challenging, causing an estimated 1 in 10 young people having a diagnosable mental health condition such as anxiety disorder, depression, self-harm, eating disorder or OCD; that's around 3 young people in every classroom.

FSN is helping to make a difference to children and young people affected by emotional difficulties by offering FREE services across Hastings and St Leonards to help children to:
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence

  • Build social and communication skills

  • Better understand emotions

  • Learn coping strategies for dealing with challenging situations

  • Increase awareness of mental health issues

  • Build positive relationships

  • Boost overall wellbeing

 
Who is it for?

Children aged 7-18 years at primary and secondary school, including a transition group for Year 6 pupils going to secondary school, and a group for sixth form and college students.

What does My Time do? 

 

Offers peer support services to help children aged 7-18 cope with emotional wellbeing,loss or separation

 

Provides 9 or10 weekly sessions of peer support delivered during the school day in secondary schools across Hastings and Rother, or after school at community venues

  
Peer support groups are facilitated by trained staff and volunteers. Children and young people have the opportunity to talk to others their own age who may be going through similar experiences, and to gain support from each other.
 
Creative and therapeutic activities are used to help promote group discussions and to support children and young people to express their feelings.
 
Topics covered include:

 

  • Understanding Emotions

  • Positivity and Self-Esteem

  • Introduction to Mental Health

  • Dealing with Worries

  • Coping Skills

  • Families, Friendships & Relationships

  • Body image

  • Healthy Choices

  • Physical and Emotional Wellbeing

  • Changes and Transitions

  • Wishes for the future


To make a referral please complete a Referral Form, or for further information contact Jane
tel: 01424 855222 or e
mail: jdye@fsncharity.co.uk

  

 


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SuccessES


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

"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

"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 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