Families Learning About Self-Harm (FLASH)

FLASH – Families learning about self-harm

Unfortunately we are having to postpone our FLASH programme due to the current COVID restrictions.  We hope to be able to run this 10 week programme later in the year.

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
To be confirmedHope Guildford
Between 57-59 Worplesdon Road