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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 of people in Kent and Medway.

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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 which was first established by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI)...

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Recruiting Now

Dandelion Time is recruiting the following vacancies

      • Bids and Grants Officer
      • Marketing and Development Officer
      • Admissions Co-ordinator

See our Work with Us page for full details.

Nature, Craft and Family Systems Certificate Course: Taster Sessions

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 activities to overcome past trauma.  

The course...

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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 or near a river. If your life is frenetic with...

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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 to an...

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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 physical activity, building social engagement into days to learn and...

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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 woodland.  To read please click here.

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National Conference on Children's Mental Health Services

Dr Jessel speaking at the Conference

On 12 February, a group from Dandelion Time attended a national conference in London looking at how to improve mental health services for children and young people. We had been invited by Open Forum Events...

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Recognition as Kent Environment Strategy Champion

On a wet and windy night, Dandelion Time were invited to the noble baronial hall at Broome Park, once the home of Lord Kitchener, to receive an award from the Kent Environment Champions Group.  

We were delighted to see the range of people in...

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Chris Packham endorses Dandelion Time

Dandelion Time is delighted to announce that our work is endorsed by celebrated naturalist and author Chris Packham.  Chris is renowned for his fantastic work for wildlife as seen on TV (Springwatch, Autumnwatch, Winterwatch and many others) but more recently  he has shared with the world his experience of...

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Michael Morpurgo is Dandelion Time’s Patron

Famous Children’s writer Michael Morpurgo joined Dandelion Time as a patron ‘I’d be honoured to support your important and wonderful work at Dandelion Time’ he declared.

Michael, who wrote War Horse runs a charity in Devon with his wife Clare. Their Charity operates working farms providing residential stay for city children....

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