About us

Dandelion Time offers help to children with very challenging emotional issues, often resulting from trauma, violence or serious health difficulties in the family.  Our 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.  Children grow in confidence and resilience and have achieved remarkable and long lasting changes in their lives as a result of coming to Dandelion Time.

Dandelion Time was started in 2003 by Dr Caroline Jessel. Click here to read her story.

Watch our short film about Dandelion Time’s work: click the play button below.

How we work

How we work

Dandelion Time works with the child and the wider family, believing that family relationships and bonds are vital in helping a child overcome their difficulties and are often a key factor in their issues.[ Read more... ]

Who we work with

Who we work with

The children we work with have often been affected by the harshest personal circumstances, having been traumatised by experiences including physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, or neglect.[ Read more... ]

Our people

Our people

Dandelion Time’s committed team of Trustees, staff, sessional workers and volunteers provide a high degree of experience and expertise in all areas of the charities work.[ Read more... ]

How we're funded

How we're funded

Our funding comes from a range of different sources. Learn more about how we’re funded[ Read more... ]