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YMCA Dialogue Groups West Sussex

Age range: 11-18 + Parent

Location: West Sussex        Tel: 07741 324433

About the service

We are currently running a group for parents whose child or young person is accessing therapy through our Dialogue services.

Although there is the beginning of a sea change in the way we view mental health and the stigma surrounding it, young people and their families are still struggling to get the vital help they need. Those who have teenagers with mental health problems seem to be particularly isolated. Yet parents are likely to be a big part of the solution as far as successful outcomes for young people are concerned.

This group will provide advice for parents to successfully navigate crises, avoid escalating the situation, and understand the young person’s needs in the home.

This group is for parents to support and assist in knowing where to go for help

The programme will comprise of sessions two hours each, once a week for 6 weeks. Each week will focus on different emotional and mental health difficulties young people can face.

Weeks will be outlined as follows:

  • Week 1 – What is mental health, feelings and emotions
  • Week 2 – Depression and low mood
  • Week 3 –Self harm and Suicide awareness
  • Week 4 –Sleep and eating difficulties
  • Week 5 –Anxiety and Bullying
  • Week 6 – Parent Self-care and summary along with where to go for help. Parents to provide feedback and learning
How to access this service

If you are interested in attending one of our parent programmes, please click on the link below to make a referral.

If you have any queries you can contact our group facilitator on  (phone call or text)

07741 324433 | E; [email protected]