The Exhibition9th February - 9th June 2018 : Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Inspired by his Christian faith, James Fegan started supporting and housing boys living on the streets in 1870. Follow the incredible journey of Fegans, the children’s charity, as it has evolved and developed over the years. From children’s homes, child migration, and finding family, the Fegans’ story is one of great historical and cultural value. To learn more about our heritage online, please click here.
Fegans today supports over 400 children a week through counselling and many more families through our recently launched Parents Supporting Parents initiative. Together with the help of donors and volunteers, we reach out and transform and protect childhoods throughout the South East. We have a wide range of family and professional events throughout the exhibition, and many ways in which you can, donate, or join our team, in our quest to help children nationwide.
As part of the ‘Seasons of Change’ exhibtion, Fegans are reaching out to support the local community in a series of Parent Talks, Arts and Crafts sessions, and school assemblies. Below you will find all the information on what’s on at Fegans’ this Spring, if you have any queries about any of our events please do not hesitate to get in touch.
The confident child: Wednesday 14th March
Building confidence and resilience in your child
Your child online: Wednesday 9th May
Practical techniques for online safety
After the split: Wednesday 23rd May
Successfully strategies for coparenting after separation
All Parent Talks will be held at St John’s Church Tunbridge Wells
Drop - In
Parent Drop-Ins will be a more intimate workshop for parents to come and meet the Fegans’ parenting team. This will be an opportunity to ask questions, and learn more about relevant parenting topics such as self esteem, building resilience, online habits, family breakdown and exam stress.
PARENT DROP IN with Rebecca Leal
Monday 19th March – 9.30 – 11.30am
PARENT DROP IN with Suzanne Benson
Thursday 17th May – 6pm – 8pm
PARENT DROP IN with Nicola Balwin
Monday 4th June – 9.30am – 11.30am
For more information please visit our Parent Talks page
Arts & Crafts
Fegans will be hosting a number of Arts and Crafts sessions at the exhibition space. We look forward to welcoming families to play, create and learn together in a relaxed atmosphere. Please follow ‘Fegans Charity’ on facebook and twitter for more information and dates as they are confirmed.
our children, our future
With the support of Tunbridge Wells Borough Council this event will be held at Tunbridge Wells Town Hall. The event is invitation only, for mental health professionals, teachers, doctors and local safeguarding teams. Together we can face modern challenges together.
If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
headspaceAssemblies and Workshops
In the last year Fegans has doubled in size. Despite counselling twice as many children, sadly our waiting lists continue to rise. The youth mental health crisis appears to be as prevalent in Tunbridge Wells as it is nationally. In response to this Fegans is investing in more preventative action to try and deal with the fruit of the issues before children end up in our therapy rooms.
As part of the Fegans’ exhibition taking place in Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery from February to June 2018 we are reaching out to secondary schools in Tunbridge Wells, with a series of assemblies, literature and online support, which will be published January 2018.