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 Donna
tel: 01424 855222 ext. 207 or email: donna@fsncharity.co.uk


  

 


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SuccessES


"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

"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

2,549 children and young people aged have been supported
561 bereaved of a father
276 bereaved of a mother
227 bereaved of a sibling
768 bereaved of a grandparent
389 bereaved of a relative or friend
423 bereaved through multiple deaths
167 bereaved by suicide
35 pre-bereaved

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

"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