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 (2-weekly) 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 Hope Epsom or Hope Guildford.

Date & TimeTopics - Opening conversations Venue
Tuesday 26th March 2019 5pm-6:30pm
'Practical advice in supporting young people's self-harm'
Practical advice in supporting young people with self-harmHope Epsom
Woodside Lodge, West Park, Horton Lane, Epsom KT19 8PB
Tuesday 23rd April 2019 5pm-6:30pm
'DBT'
Share information/strategies regarding one of Hope's underpinning therapies: 'Dialectical Behaviour Therapy'. Designed to help our young people to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships.Hope Epsom
Woodside Lodge, West Park, Horton Lane, Epsom KT19 8PB
Tuesday 7th May 2019 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 21st May 2019 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 4th June 2019 5pm-6:30pm
'CSE'
Child Sexual Exploitation is a distressing, but fairly rare form of sexual, emotional and physical abuse of young people. Knowing the signs and being aware of the support available can help to equip parents and carers with the knowledge and tools to act. Hope Epsom
Woodside Lodge, West Park, Horton Lane, Epsom KT19 8PB
Tuesday 18th June 2019 5pm-6:30pm
'Talking to professionals and the law'
Repeating yourself again? Professionals speaking jargon or quoting sections of the law? Share your experiences.Hope Epsom
Woodside Lodge, West Park, Horton Lane, Epsom KT19 8PB
Tuesday 2nd July 2019 5pm-6:30pm
'ABC Therapy Model'
A tool to aid the understanding of our teenagers' behaviour. Hope Epsom
Woodside Lodge, West Park, Horton Lane, Epsom KT19 8PB
Tuesday 16th July 2019 5pm-6:30pm
'FLASH Taster Session'
Opportunity to learn more about this 10 week programme run by the Hope Service. This is for parents and carers who young people exhibit self-harm behaviours, where they 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