Training / Courses

Level 3 Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) Qualification

23rd January 2021 — 9th July 2022
1x 6hr session per month (Saturday)
9.30am — 3.30pm

"Make it Happen"

FREE 8 week course
23rd March - 18th May 2021
10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Delivered on Zoom

Family Craft at Home

Free 4 week Course
(No session 3rd May)
19th April - 17th May 2021
Monday 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Delivered on Zoom

Art for Wellbeing

Free 7 week Course
(term time only)
22nd April - 10th June 2021
Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Delivered on Zoom

Volunteers Ahead

Thursdays for 7 weeks
22nd April - 10th June 2021
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom

Spring Mindfulness Walks in the Park

Free 6 week Course
28th April - 2nd June 2021
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Alexandra Park (meet by the Bandstand)
Limited Places!

Midweek Mindfulness

Free 7 week Course
(term time only)
5th May - 23rd June 2021
Wednesday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Delivered on Zoom

Using Mindfulness to Manage Stress and Improve Wellbeing

Free 7 week Course
6th May - 24th June 2021
Thursday 4p.m. - 6 p.m.
Delivered on Zoom

Money Matters

Free 7 week Course
(Term time Only)
7th May - 25th June 2021
Friday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Delivered on Zoom


"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 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

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

"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

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