Dandelion Time

  • Dandelion Time provides farm-based therapeutic programmes for children experiencing mental health challenges, often linked to traumatic experiences of abuse, domestic violence and neglect.

  • It delivers an intensive support programme for 190 children and their families per year from its three sites in North, Mid and West Kent.

  • Children and carers participate together alongside therapeutic staff in a range of practical farm and craft activities through which they engage with the natural world.

  • The programme successfully supports children to overcome the emotional impact of trauma and improve their mental health and wellbeing.

  • Over the next 5 years, Dandelion aims to increase its reach to 350 children and families by increasing capacity at is large mid-Kent site and expanding to other areas in the county.

  • Longer-term it wants to disseminate its methodology throughout the South East and nationally.

  • Chimo is providing funding to be to help increase Dandelion’s capacity through greater staffing resource.

Visit: www.dandeliontime.org.uk