Time to Be

Everyday life can be challenging, causing an estimated 1 in 10 young people to have 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 a FREE Drop-In service in St Leonards on Sea to help young people:
 
  • Increase awareness of mental health
  • Improve self-esteem and confidence
  • Build positive relationships
  • Learn coping strategies for dealing with challenging situations
  • Boost overall wellbeing
 
Who is it for?
For young people aged 15 - 19 years in secondary education, sixth form or college
 
What does Time to Be do
Offers a Drop-In group on Fridays between 5-6.30pm at the Robsack Centre. Supporting young people with their emotional well-being focussing on:
Transitions between education establishments/in to work
Exam and study skills support
Choices in relation to education and health
Coping strategies
Families, friendships and relationships
 
Referrals for the service can be made by professionals or families, or young people can self-refer. 
To make a referral please complete a referral form [referral form link] or for more information contact a member of the team on 01424 855222 ext 207 or email enquiriesmytime@fsncharity.co.uk

 

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"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

"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

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

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 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