Who we help
Who we help

Helping children with challenging emotional issues

A child referred to Dandelion Time may be struggling due to trauma, abuse or neglect. They may be fragile, withdrawn or showing aggression, or may have been excluded from school. We work with both the child and their family, helping them heal relationships and thrive. 

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What we do
What we do

Transforming young lives

We are a nature-based charity that works with children and their wider family to overcome issues and difficulties. We help them find opportunities for change and rebuild relationships while creating happy memories along the way.

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Our unique approach

The potent combination of family, nature and craft is fundamental to our approach. Alchemy happens, relationships heal and new positive memories are formed


Providing a peaceful and nurturing natural environment is at the heart of our approach

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We work with the child and their wider family to strengthen bonds and improve relationships

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Families engage in sensorially rich, natural activities such as animal care, baking and pottery

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Our impact

Our therapeutic sanctuary and approach have helped change the lives of many and made a long-lasting difference.


of children had improved confidence


of children had improved emotional wellbeing


of children had improved relationships with their family

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Read More Dandelion Time, Impact Report, April 2021-March 2022

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Discover our wonderful success stories … here are just some of the families and children we’ve helped start their future afresh.

Success stories

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Adele’s story

Dandelion Time gave Adele and Kath the gentle support they needed to make positive life changes.

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Amber’s story

Nine-year-old Amber’s early years had been filled with change, devoid of stability. She was exposed to a world of alcohol and substance abuse before moving into foster care.

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Dandelion Time is a special place and I feel lucky my son was able to access it. When he was staying in his room, in his bed, in the dark, with scars on his arms, asking me to leave when I entered …I felt as though he was lost to me. It is not an exaggeration to say that I now have my son back


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