The Fire Starters

Supporting young people, dealing with issues related to sensory needs and social exclusion.

Who we are

We are all born but we are not all born the same. At Sensing Friends we celebrate this, supporting young people to come together and embrace their similarities and differences.

At Sensing Friends we offer a range of services that support young people aged 8 to 25 years in the south east, who are dealing with any kind of Sensory needs such as physical (sight loss, hearing loss) neurological (ADHD, ASD, HSP)  and/or emotional ( PTSD, trauma, anxiety).

Please note, We are currently prioritising young refugees.

Please visit our Community Friendship Project page to find out more about our latest project, make a referral or discover how we may be able help a young person who might benefit from our support.

What we do

With the help of nature and creativity we help young people explore how they feel about themselves, their relationships with others and with the world around them.

Why this is important

Belonging is a need we all have. Feeling excluded or unable to join in, for whatever reason, can bring up many deep emotional issues for young people.

How we help

With the help of music, nature, creative art projects, peer support groups and one to one support, we help young people tap into difficult feelings they may have about themselves or others and find a way to overcome them.

About Sensing Friends

We are a group of trained and experienced counsellors, eco therapists, creative practitioners musicians and community enterprise professionals, who provide services that facilitate emotional support for young people - tackling issues related to bullying and social exclusion. With the help of creativity and nature we support young people to form a deeper understanding of themselves and positive meaningful connection with their peers.