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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. 

Discovering Autumn Treasure

Discovering Autumn Treasure

Written by Louise Reid  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 ...
Nurture our Nature – it’s our Children’s Future

Nurture our Nature – it’s our Children’s Future

Written by Dr Caroline Jessel, Chair & Founder of Dandelion Time  The greatest challenges the world currently faces are the climate and biodiversity emergencies. The work of Dandelion Time ...
Discovering ways of thinking I never knew existed

Discovering ways of thinking I never knew existed

Written by Jess Duncan, Therapist & Course Leader at Dandelion Time  Expanding my mind to different perspectives and theories The Nature, Craft and Family Systems (NCFS) course has opened my ...
Nature is vital for our mental health

Nature is vital for our mental health

Written by Dr Caroline Jessel, Chair & Founder of Dandelion Time  The Natural World Where do you go on holiday? Chances are it will be somewhere peaceful, perhaps near the sea, or in the ...
Dandelion Time and the Development of Green Minds

Dandelion Time and the Development of Green Minds

Written by Jules Pretty, University of Essex  An Explanation and Manifesto for Action Dandelion Time is now a leader in showing how agencies can work with children and families fragmented by, ...