Families Learning About Self-Harm (FLASH)

FLASH – Families learning about self-harm

The programme is open to parents and carers of young people who attend the Hope Service.

FLASH is a 10 week programme for parents and carers of young people aged between 11 to 18 that exhibit self-harming behaviours where these are impacting on the family as a whole. The programme aims to reduce stress levels to a manageable level.

The FLASH programme includes the following topics:-

  • Introductory session: what is self-harm and risk taking behaviour?
  • Teen development and implications for relationships and communication
  • The difference between suicide and self-harm: myths, fears and reality
  • Listening skills
  • Praise and building self-esteem
  • Walking on egg-shells – parenting styles
  • Consequences – setting limits and managing boundaries
  • Looking after yourself as a parent – managing the difficult times
  • Looking after the family – effect of self-harm on other family members
  • Putting it all together, evaluation and ending

Sessions will occur weekly with 8 – 12 participants in a supportive environment.  This programme will run at Hope Guildford between 5pm – 7pm on the following dates.

As a Hope parent and carer, please contact your young persons Hope Coordinator to express your interest or to find out more about the programme.

FLASH dates

Date and TimeVenue
Wednesday 27th February 2019, between 5pm - 7pmHope Guildford
Between 57 - 59 Worplesdon Road
Guildford GU2 9RS
Wednesday 6th March 2019, between 5pm - 7pmHope Guildford
Between 57 - 59 Worplesdon Road
Guildford GU2 9RS
Wednesday 13th March 2019, between 5pm - 7pmHope Guildford
Between 57 - 59 Worplesdon Road
Guildford GU2 9RS
Wednesday 20th March 2019, between 5pm - 7pmHope Guildford
Between 57 - 59 Worplesdon Road
Guildford GU2 9RS
Wednesday 27th March 2019, between 5pm - 7pm Hope Guildford
Between 57 - 59 Worplesdon Road
Guildford GU2 9RS
Wednesday 3rd April 2019, between 5pm - 7pmHope Guildford
Between 57 - 59 Worplesdon Road
Guildford GU2 9RS
Wednesday 24th April 2019, between 5pm - 7pmHope Guildford
Between 57 - 59 Worplesdon Road
Guildford GU2 9RS
Wednesday 1st May 2019, between 5pm - 7pmHope Guildford
Between 57 - 59 Worplesdon Road
Guildford GU2 9RS
Wednesday 8th May 2019, between 5pm - 7pmHope Guildford
Between 57 - 59 Worplesdon Road
Guildford GU2 9RS
Wednesday 15th May 2019, between 5pm - 7pmHope Guildford
Between 57 - 59 Worplesdon Road
Guildford GU2 9RS