Author: LJR

Discovering Autumn Treasure

Engaging the Senses when Exploring  As with all seasons, we are in love with our garden, woodland and fields this Autumn— amazed at all there is to see and all that is there to engage the senses.  The colour palette

Read our latest Blog

Jess is one of our experienced practitioners and also a student of our innovative new certificate course ‘Nature, Craft and Family Systems’. Read about her personal journey and experience of the course in her insightful and thought provoking Blog.

Discovering ways of thinking I never knew existed

Expanding my mind to different perspectives and theories The Nature, Craft and Family Systems (NCFS) course has opened my mind to theories and ways of thinking that I never knew existed. Systemic thinking has changed my practice. I always thought

Families share their experiences

Dandelion Time’s Impact Throughout 2019, we have contacted families leaving the service to see how they are getting on, and to ask them about their experiences at Dandelion Time.  We asked them what impact the service has had on them

Colyer Fergusson Anniversary Award

Dandelion Time Short-Listed! We are delighted to have been short-listed by Colyer Fergusson for their Anniversary Award.  This Award aims to recognise and reward some of Kent’s most outstanding charities and community groups making a positive contribution to the lives

Small Charity Big Impact Award

Dandelion Time wins Award! This year, Small Charity Week celebrated their 10th Anniversary of the Big Impact Award.  Dandelion Time has been announced as winner of the National FSI Small Charity Big Impact Award! Small Charity Week is a campaign

Nature, Craft and Family Systems Certificate Course: Taster Session

Innovative New Course Our innovative new course will enhance skills in working with children impacted by trauma. Based on principles of systemic family therapy, the course weaves together current theories of ecotherapy with the Dandelion Time approach, using practical therapeutic

Nature is vital for our mental health

The Natural World Where do you go on holiday? Chances are it will be somewhere peaceful, perhaps near the sea, or in the mountains or maybe by a lake. Some people go camping and it’s so calm being in woodland

A Certificate in Nature, Crafts & Family Systems

An experiential and therapeutic approach to working with children and families We are currently taking applications for our next Certificate course which begins in November 2019. The course follows the methodology used in Dandelion Time’s work with vulnerable families and

Sam Rebuilds

At age 6, Sam had already experienced an overwhelming amount of emotional strain.  For the first five years of his life Sam’s mum, Nicky, had a very controlling and dominating partner.  Additionally, post-natal depression and ongoing mental health difficulties had