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 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

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

"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

"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