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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. 

How Volunteering at Dandelion Time has Changed my Life

How Volunteering at Dandelion Time has Changed my Life

Written by Anna Feierabend Anna from Germany arrived at Dandelion Time as a Residential volunteer in 2017 and all these years later she is still very much part of the Dandelion Time family. Here is ...
The Therapeutic Value of Animals

The Therapeutic Value of Animals

Written by Lauren Mewett, Family Case Work at Dandelion Time From wall paintings in ancient Egypt depicting the worship of house cats, to archaeological digs from the B.C era revealing people buried ...
Dandelion Time: Healing from the Trauma of Domestic Abuse

Dandelion Time: Healing from the Trauma of Domestic Abuse

Written by Lauren Mewett, Family Case Work at Dandelion Time   We know, for some children and families, home might not be a safe place right now. Around two million children in England1 face a ...
Hope for a Sustainable Future: My thoughts on Nature and Dandelion Time during lockdown

Hope for a Sustainable Future: My thoughts on Nature and Dandelion Time during lockdown

Written by Anna Chilton, Global Sustainability Manager, Camellia PLC It’s a beautiful Spring day, blue skies and we are in lockdown. Not having a garden limits me to one, precious hour with this ...
Remembering to Breathe: How Nature and Crafts help to Ground and Connect Us

Remembering to Breathe: How Nature and Crafts help to Ground and Connect Us

Written by Lauren Mewett, Family Case Worker at Dandelion Time  This is an unusual and uncertain time for many of us. It’s only expected that our children and young people might be feeling a little ...