Who We Are
Time to Shine is a not for profit organisation, with a network of professionals, supporting people with their emotional wellbeing and to discover their unique talents to flourish in life.
We offer learning and healing in a non-judgemental environment, to connect with who you are and what you offer, to bring happiness and fulfilment in life.
“The intervention run by Time to Shine Kids proved to be very illuminating and successful for the 2 pupils that I had been working with. They really looked forward to the weekly sessions and the intervention provided a ‘safe space’ for the pupils to begin to identify and explore new skills and ways of thinking. It was clear that interacting with the horses and the facilitators afforded the pupils the opportunity to experience a different way of working that allowed them to become aware of some of the difficulties or barriers that were preventing them from successfully engaging and accessing education.“
UCL Institute of Education
“The intervention very quickly brought to the surface the key issues that were effecting the pupils; I believe this is something that is unique to equine facilitated therapy and therefore the more children and young people that can benefit from this approach the better.”
UCL Institute of Education
“We really enjoyed and were amazed by it, incredibly revolutionary! We could see how it would benefit students for confidence, self-esteem, stress, anxiety, anger and emotional wellbeing.
We would love to tap into it however as a mainstream school we are restricted on funding and logistics. We will continue to sow the seeds in different places and see what opens up.“
Some pictures of where we work
We are grateful to our funders…
Increase emotional literacy. Recognise and manage emotions
Increase confidence, self-esteem and self-worth
Freedom from constraining beliefs and inhibitions
Increased self-awareness and self-efficacy
Recover from past trauma and experiences
Increase ability to connect with others and form strong relationships
To have an inclusive society where everyone is recognised for their abilities, uniqueness and enabled to shine
To support disadvantaged, marginalised and vulnerable young people to discover their uniqueness and be empowered to find the right solutions and create their own future.
Time to Shine Kids has a management committee including one Executive Director and six Non-Executive Directors, who contribute their skills and expertise in supporting and governing the business activities, direction and goals, managed throughout quarterly board meetings.
Time to Shine Kids has the appropriate health and safety, safeguarding, risk assessment policies and insurance in place. All volunteers and staff are DBS checked and practitioners are appropriately first aid certified.