Parent and Carers Group

Parent and Carers Group

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.

The groups will run at Hope Epsom.  A regular commitment can really help build a strong sense of support across the group but we recognise coming to every session is not always possible.

There are opportunities for general and themed conversations, as highlighted below, and support will be offered 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 attend, please book on Eventbrite. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Hope service.

Date & TimeTopics - Opening conversations Venue
Tuesday 14th January 2020, 5pm-6:30pm
'Self-Harm'

Practical advice in supporting young
people with self-harm.
Hope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Tuesday 28th January 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.
Hope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Tuesday 11th February 2020 5pm-6:30pm
'Adolescents vs Mental Health'
Considerations of the shifts and
changes created at this complex time of transition.
Hope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Tuesday 25th February 2020 5pm-6:30pm
'Emotional Dysregulation'
How do you support a young person
with Emotional Dysregulation
Hope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Tuesday 10th March 2020 5pm-6:30pm
'Substance and Alcohol misuse'
The impact of Substance and
Alcohol misuse on a young person
Hope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Tuesday 24th March 2020 5pm-6:30pm
'ASD'
Strategies for supporting a young
person with ASD
Hope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Tuesday7th April 2020 5pm-6:30pm
'Community vs Tier 4 hospital'
What are the benefits of a
Community package versus hospital admission
Hope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB
Tuesday 21st April 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.
Hope Epsom
Woodside Lodge
West Park
Horton Lane
Epsom
KT19 8PB