Stories

Ben’s journey

At six years old, Ben had experienced a life that no child should ever have had to endure. Ben was born into a world of violence and abuse, where he remained there for his first three years of life.  Ben and his siblings witnessed extreme levels of abuse from...
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Jasmine's connection

Thank you to Jasmine for sharing her story with us on film about her time coming here to us in West Farleigh.  She was referred to Dandelion Time suffering with severe anxiety and panic attacks.  When told she would be coming here by her mum and there “might be...
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Amy, a troubled start in life

Amy was troubled and very sad when she came to Dandelion Time.  Her progress is a testament to the work that she, her carers and the Therapeutic Team did to help her move into a more hopeful and trusting future.

Amy, aged 6, had been exposed to high levels of domestic...
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Karl, violent fantasy games to full-time schooling

Karl, aged 8, came to Dandelion Time as a very traumatised boy with worrying behaviour, unable to be calm or to concentrate. He was constantly running, moving and using fantasised violent play which involved acting out a variety of characters. Often he would not answer to his own name, but...
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John, the gifted chippy

John, 13, is a bright boy who lives with his foster Mum Fran and has been taken into care at the age of 7.

He had never developed many interests, preferring instead to stay in his room when not at school, playing computer games. He wasn’t happy leaving his room, apart...
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