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.  Initially the first programme will run at Hope Epsom 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 3rd October 2018, between 5pm - 7pmHope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Wednesday 10th October 2018, between 5pm - 7pmHope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Wednesday 17th October 2018, between 5pm - 7pmHope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Wednesday 31st October 2018, between 5pm - 7pmHope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Wednesday 7th November 2018, between 5pm - 7pm Hope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Wednesday 14th November 2018, between 5pm - 7pmHope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Wednesday 21st November 2018, between 5pm - 7pmHope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Wednesday 28th November 2018, between 5pm - 7pmHope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Wednesday 5th December 2018, between 5pm - 7pmHope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Wednesday 12th December 2018, between 5pm - 7pmHope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB