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 East Sussex College in Hastings,  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 2107 or email timetobe@fsncharity.co.uk

 

‚ÄčVolunteering @ Time to Be
Volunteers are needed to support the delivery of peer support sessions to children and young people facing mental health challenges across a range of settings such as centres and in schools.
Click here to find out how to volunteer for Time to Be 

or please contact a member of the My Time team on 01424 855222 ext 2104 or timetobe@fsncharity.co.uk for further information.

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SuccessES


"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 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 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

"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