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


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

"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

"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

"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