Parent and Carers Group

Parent and Carers Group

We will be offering our Parents and Carers group, virtually, via Microsoft Teams.  Please book via the Hope website.

Please download the Microsoft Teams app onto the device you will be using e.g computer/laptop/ mobile phone ready for a Microsoft Teams calendar invite to the Parents 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 and we encourage you to talk about whatever seems most important.

The Hope Service will be offering topical sessions to coincide with the dates on offer, alongside open groups where parents and carers can join together to discuss current difficulties.  Support will be offered via Microsoft Team by two 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  or if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Hope service.

Date & TimeTopics - Opening conversations
Tuesday 14th September 2021
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 whose young people (11-18) 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.
Tuesday 28th September 2021,
5pm - 6.30pm
'ASD'
How do you support a young person with ASD who struggles with their mental health.
Tuesday 12th October 2021 5pm-6:30pm
'Open group'
There is no theme for this session, but an opportunity for Parents and Carers to join together to discuss current themes and difficulties.
Tuesday 26th October 2021 5pm-6:30pm
'Walking the Middle Path'
From the Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) model. For parents/carers to better support young people using a DBT approach. Consideration of skills to support acceptance, compromise, change and the resolution of conflict.
Tuesday 9th November 2021
5pm-6:30pm
' Disordered Eating and Body Image'
How to support a young person who is struggling with food, eating or their body image.
Tuesday 23rd November 2021 5pm-6:30pm
'Open group'
There is no theme for this session, but an opportunity for Parents and Carers to join together to discuss current themes and difficulties.
Tuesday 7th December 2021
5pm-6:30pm
'Mental Health support in Education'
What schools can do to support young people with their Mental Health, EHCP queries and the criteria.
Tuesday 4th January 2022 5pm-6:30pm
'Distress Tolerance'
From the Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) model. Consideration of relevant tools and strategies for young people to better able tolerate distress without making the situation worse.
Tuesday 18th January 2022 5pm-6:30pm
'Open group'
There is no theme for this session, but an opportunity for Parents and Carers to join together to discuss current themes and difficulties.
Tuesday 1st February 2022 5pm-6:30pm
'Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation'
How to support a young person exploring their identity.
Tuesday 15th February 2022 5pm-6:30pm
'Sleep Hygiene and Self Care'
How can you support your young person who has interupted sleep and is struggling to care for themselves.
Tuesday 1st March 2022 5pm-6:30pm
'Open group'
There is no theme for this session, but an opportunity for Parents and Carers to join together to discuss current themes and difficulties.
Tuesday 15th March 2022 5pm-6:30pm
'Child Exploitation and County Lines'
How to recognise the signs of a child being exploited and support available.
Tuesday 29th March 2022
5pm-6:30pm
'ADHD and the impact on young person's mental health'
How does ADHD impact on a young person's mental health and what strategies can be used to support a young person with ADHD
Tuesday 12th April 2022
5pm-6:30pm
'Open group'
There is no theme for this session, but an opportunity for Parents and Carers to join together to discuss current themes and difficulties.
Tuesday 26th April 2022
5pm-6:30pm
'Working with Agression and Challenging Behaviour'
Using the NVR approach, learn how to set boundaries and manage difficult situations.
Tuesday 10th May 2022
5pm-6:30pm
'Mindfulness'
From the Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) model. Developing a practical understanding of what mindfulness is and how this can support greater self-awareness and the ability to remain 'in the moment'.
Tuesday 24th May 2022
5pm-6:30pm
'Open group'
There is no theme for this session, but an opportunity for Parents and Carers to join together to discuss current themes and difficulties.
Tuesday 7th June 2022
5pm-6:30pm
'Self-harm'
Practical advice in supporting young people with self-harm.
Tuesday 21st June 2022
5pm-6:30pm
'Trauma'
What do we understand about Trauma and the impact on your young person's mental health.
Tuesday 5th July 2022
5pm-6:30pm
'Open group'
There is no theme for this session, but an opportunity for Parents and Carers to join together to discuss current themes and difficulties.
Tuesday 19th July 2022
5pm-6:30pm
'Adolescents versus Mental Health'
Considerations of the shifts and changes created at this complex time of transition.
Tuesday 16th August 2022
5pm-6:30pm
'Open group'
There is no theme for this session, but an opportunity for Parents and Carers to join together to discuss current themes and difficulties.
Tuesday 6th September 2022
5pm-6:30pm
'Emotional Dysregulation'
From the Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) model. Consideration of tools and strategies for young people to feel more in control of their emotions rather than their emotions controlling them.
Tuesday 20th September 2022
5pm-6:30pm
'Substance and Alcohol Misuse'
The impact of Substance and Alcohol misuse on a young person and raising awareness of current trends.
Tuesday 4th October 2022
5pm-6:30pm
'ASD'
How do you support a young person with ASD who struggles with their mental health.