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We understand, when your child hurts, you hurt

Feel empowered to support your child through recovery: we equip parents like you with the skills, knowledge and community to break the cycle of teenage self harm

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At Speek, we say

Connection over correction

"It's equally important to note that when a young person is going through mental health difficulties - priorities can sometimes change. This is to ensure their wellbeing improves first before getting them back to learning how to have healthy relationships to boundaries."

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Dr Amy Lucas
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Clinical Psychologist, on the Speek Community

Speek mum, Jen*, describing the impact of applying the "Connection over correction" principle from week 1 of the Speek Parent Programme with the help of Dr. Amy Lucas

*Names have been changed for confidentiality

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Connect with a community of experts & parents who get it

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Connect with a recovery-focused community chat of highly experienced clinical psychologists & parents
Join free 45-minute virtual expert-led sessions on the topics that matter to you
Experience group therapy and skill-building in six-part parent programmes
led by Clinical Psychologists

Join our 45-min Connect and Learn session, free-of-charge. Know more....

Why parents love speek

*Names have been changed for confidentiality

To meet and learn from other parents & experts, visit our community

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Your therapy team
Here to support your journey every step of the way

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Dr Amy Lucas

Clinical Psychologist

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Dr Lucinda Gledhil

Clinical Psychologist

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Dr Aysha Baloch

Clinical Psychologist

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Clinical Psychologist

Dr Alex Bone
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Rhea Clemente

Trainee Clinical Psychologist

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Dr Iain Jordan

Advising Psychiatrist

Kirsty's speek journey, in her words

"As a mum with a child that has always been autistic but only recognised to others as autistic since her diagnosis in November 2022, it has been hard to gain any access to support. Not through lack of trying. When the lack of support and information around self harm when I first discovered my child was SH was apparent to see, I went on a journey of research. I found many forms of conflicting advice and it was just as conflicting in my own brain when my child had hit crisis point. It felt out of control and I wasn’t sure if my response was appropriate and was so worried that I’d responding in a way that wasn’t helpful to my child. I wasn’t a mental health professional and our family was already in a traumatised state after the suicide of my daughter in 2020 which we just didn’t see coming. It has been a devastating loss and we all miss her immeasurably. We were hyper-vigilant with our other 2 children and as my daughter struggled to process the loss of her sister at such a young age it was heartbreaking.  One day I was just catching up on Instagram and SPEEK popped up as an advertisement. I normally scroll past advertisements but it grabbed my attention. I clicked on the link and read through it and signed up. I was contacted by a member of the team via phone call and she gave me in depth information about the course for parents. I knew I needed this it sounded exactly what I needed as a parent to learn and navigate through it.  Attending each session via zoom was helpful to me in terms of practicality because I just needed a quiet room at home and I didn’t have to seek out child care. I was a bit apprehensive at first and not always able to complete the homework still suffering grief brain I’m quite forgetful but within the sessions I completed the activities and engaged in the conversations. Towards the end I was mindfully completing the homework activities and since completing the course, the biggest thing I’ve taken away is the importance of looking after yourself as a parent during these difficult times. It gave me the skills to validate my child’s feelings and the skills to communicate with my child in a way she wouldn’t shut down. She has communication issues (one reason why the lack of statutory support was unavailable to us) due to ASD anyway but it has definitely helped me to explore those ways and put the work in.  I’m certainly responding to those difficult times with my child much better which in turn is helping her and that is exactly what I needed. I’m really appreciative to have been given this opportunity to attend these sessions. I’ve not found anything else like it and a safe place to have the difficult conversations that no one seems to want to have."

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