Author: LJR

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

Marathon Madness

April was Marathon Madness month for Dandelion Time.  With enthusiastic, energetic supporters donning the green Dandelion Time vest to run in both the Brighton and London Marathons. We were delighted to see such enthusiasm by our runners who signed up

Dandelion Time and the Development of Green Minds

An Explanation and Manifesto for Action Dandelion Time is now a leader in showing how agencies can work with children and families fragmented by neglect, abuse and trauma. Three particular strengths in the approaches are central: providing nature-based environments for

We need you! On Friday 12 April …

We need volunteer gardeners to help us on Friday 12 April, at 10am. Please contact us for more details and to let us know if you can help. We have kindly received a donation of hedging plants that we need

Dandelion Time Blog goes Live

We are delighted to announce our Blog has now gone live on our website. Our first Blog is by Dr Caroline Jessel about how the idea of Dandelion Time came to her, as she cycled through the bluebells in Kent

Dandelion Time Summer Fair – June 2019

Saturday 22 June 2019, 12-3pm Join us at Dandelion Time, in West Farleigh for our annual Fair. This wonderful event in our gardens and grounds is the perfect time to visit our charity – meet the animals – try your

The Bicycle Ride that Inspired Dandelion Time

One sunny morning in May 2001,  I set off on my bicycle through the bluebell woods. It was the beginning of a journey that was to alter the course of my life in helping children’s emotional wellbeing and transforming the

Wealden Literary Festival 2019 – Celebration of Nature

A Celebration of Nature and Place Through Literature, Arts, Crafts and Food We will be joining the Wealden Literary Festival in June, in the beautiful Boldshaves Garden just outside Tenterden in Kent. Our stand will be there all weekend in the

Know your Onions at the Lord Raglan Festival

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Children and Young Peoples Mental Health

Keynote speech ‘Making Connections”  by Dr Caroline Jessel, Dandelion Time Founder & Chair Open Forum Event 12.2.2019 #CAMHSOFE I do hope that this talk will help you to think differently about childrens mental health and perhaps make some small changes

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