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 referralplease complete a Referral Form, or for further information contact
Rebecca tel: 01424 855222 or e
mail: rwilsongreen@fsncharity.co.uk

  

 


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SuccessES


"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

"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

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

"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

"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