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, St Leonards and Eastbourne 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 5-15 years
What does My Time do?
Offers peer support services to help children aged 5-15 cope with emotional wellbeing, loss or separation
Provides 10 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:
To make a referral please complete a Referral Form (please find below) or for further information contact Donna
- 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
tel: 01424 855222 ext. 207 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org