Families Learning About Self-Harm (FLASH)

FLASH – Families learning about self-harm

We are pleased to announce that we have re-launched the FLASH programme. 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 17 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.

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 13th January 2021 to Wednesday 24th March 2021
5pm to 7pm

(Please note this will not run during February Half-Term, 17th February)
Hope Guildford
Between 57-59 Worplesdon Road