Dandelion Time Blogs

A photo of a boy running along and playfully swiping at dandelion seed clocks with a stick

Dandelion Time helps children who are struggling with the effects of trauma, abuse and neglect. Children spend time on the farm with animals and crafts to overcome emotional difficulties, grow in confidence and begin to love and trust again. 

In our blogs we will share some of the thoughts, ideas and experiences that have influenced our methodology. 

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

Nurture our Nature - it's our Children's Future

By Dr Caroline Jessel The greatest challenges the world currently faces are the climate and biodiversity emergencies. The work of Dandelion Time reconnects children and their families with nature and enables them, as part of therapeutic healing, to develop a

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

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

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
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