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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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

2148 children and young people aged between 5 and 18 have been supported by Dragonflies since 2006, including:
463 who have lost their father
223 who have lost their mother
186 who have lost their sibling
616 who have lost their grandparent
353 who have lost a close significant relative or friend
293 who have experienced multiple deaths in the family
14 who have experienced pre-bereavement
and of these children 139 have lost someone through suicide

- Dragonflies Bereavement Project

"Volunteering at the Health and Wellbeing drop ins I have supported attendees with engaging into activities, not only at FSN but in the local community. It’s great to have access to all the activities and information not only for our service users but also for myself. I really enjoy supporting the community and being part of the hub team!
“I have come along and attended various courses at FSN but also attended the computer and Health and Wellbeing drop ins. Coming here as made me in such a better place, everyone is so supportive! I feel so much more confident, I have found myself again. I love it here!"

- Health and Wellbeing Hubs

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

"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