Dandelion Time gives children and families time and space to love and trust again. Time to heal from emotional trauma, physical and sexual abuse. Time to rebuild confidence and strengthen relationships. And time to develop skills and aspirations for a brighter future.
Dandelion Time offers help to children with very challenging emotional issues, often resulting from trauma, violence or serious health difficulties in the family. The approach is family based and creates opportunities for new beginnings and improved relationships.
The service recognises the importance of being in a peaceful natural environment, absorbing children in calming hands on activities. Therapists guide families to harness the healing powers of the natural world using materials such as wood, wool and clay, to care for animals and to grow and eat healthy food thus laying down new positive memories. This helps them to discuss and explore the difficulties they are facing and enables the wider family to come together to build stronger bonds.
The Walker Construction Trust donated a grant of £3,000 to helping grow their services throughout Kent.