My Time

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:
 
  • 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 (please find below) or for further information contact Jane
tel: 01424 855222 or email: jdye@fsncharity.co.uk


  

 


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SuccessES


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

I do feel that safeguarding and wellbeing of the children is fully prioritised and staff go to great lengths to support families and children. The Nursery demonstrates empathy and works hard to ensure fairness for families/children here. Really stands out as 'safe space' for children.

- Health Visitor - St. Nick's Nursery

"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

"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 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