March 2020

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Broxbourne: Families Learning about Self Harm

The HABS Family Support Team will be running this accredited 10-week FLASH parenting programme (Families learning about self-harm) at Wormley School Community Room, in Broxbourne, starting on the 21st from 7pm-9pm.

The course is for parents, carers and any family member or friend involved in the care and support of a young person aged 11-19 who is self-harming. This course is currently offered free of charge to families within the HABS Partnership, and subsidised for parents outside the Partnership to keep the cost down for all families.

The price to attend the 10-week course is currently only £50 per person - however, there are places available for referred families without the means to pay, so do please contact for more details.

This course is the first to be run in Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire and we are expecting to be full very quickly, so if you are working with or know of a family who would benefit from attending then do please pass on the information.

Who is it for?

A group for parent and carers of young people aged 11-18 years’ old who are exhibiting self-harming behaviour. Any adult involved with the child can attend the group, including step parents, grandparents and childminders. We welcome parents on their own or with their partners. FLASH is delivered by Therapeutic Coaches and Counsellors.

What does the course cover?

FLASH allows parents the opportunity to discuss their concerns with people who understand and learn skills to manage these concerns within the home. It will include:

  •     Exploring what self-harm is and what the risks are

  •  Listening and self-esteem enabling skills

  •  Managing self-harm within the family environment

  •  How self-harm impacts on parenting

  •  Ways to manage under stressful circumstances

  •  Coping strategies for parents and carers

Please download the leaflet for more information

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