Parent and Carers Group

Parent and Carers Group

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will be offering our Parents and Carers group, virtually, via Microsoft Teams until further notice.  Please book via the Hope website. 

Supporting young people who face additional challenges can be difficult at times, and with that in mind, the Hope Service has created a space for groups of parents and carers to come together on a regular (fortnightly) basis to discuss the challenges they face in a confidential and supportive environment.  These groups are specifically for parents and carers of young people who are either with the Hope Service,  Surrey CAMHS community teams or working with Social Care.  You will have an opportunity to exchange experiences and receive support towards managing the often complex situations you find yourselves in.  This is not a parenting class, rather a non-judgemental support group.

There are opportunities for general and themed conversations, as highlighted below, and support will be offered via Microsoft Team by 2 of our Hope staff members, which could include a Therapist, Nurse, Teacher, Social Worker and Hope Day programme staff.

If you would like to participate, please book on Eventbrite. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Hope service.

Date & TimeTopics - Opening conversations
Tuesday 8th September 2020, 5pm-6:30pm
'Self-Harm'

Practical advice in supporting young
people with self-harm.
Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 5pm-6:30pm
'Trauma'
Research suggests that the teen years are filled with
a higher level of anxiety than childhood or
adulthood because of brain development. The part of
the brain associated with processing emotions,
like fear, forms the part associated with reasoning.
Researchers believe this
makes it easier for teens to jump to
anxiety than to calm down.
Tuesday 6th October 2020 5pm-6:30pm
'Adolescents vs Mental Health'
Considerations of the shifts and
changes created at this complex time of transition.
Tuesday 20th October 2020 5pm-6:30pm
'Emotional Dysregulation'
How do you support a young person
with Emotional Dysregulation
Tuesday 3rd November 2020 5pm-6:30pm
'Substance and Alcohol misuse'
The impact of Substance and
Alcohol misuse on a young person
Tuesday 17th November 2020 5pm-6:30pm
'ASD'
Strategies for supporting a young
person with ASD
Tuesday 1st December 2020 5pm-6:30pm
'Community vs Tier 4 hospital'
What are the benefits of a
Community package versus hospital admission
Tuesday 15th December 2020 5pm-6:30pm
'FLASH Taster Session'
Opportunity to learn more about
this 10 week programme run
by Hope Service. This is for parents and carers
whose young people (11-17) exhibit
self-harm behaviours, where these are impacting on
the family as a whole.
The programme aims to reduce stress
levels to a manageable level.