Parent Support at speek
Join this six-part programme with our team of Chartered Psychologists to learn and practice skills that empower you to create the shifts to help your young one break the cycle of self harm.
speek programmes are designed using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
Come to hear how other parents are helping their young one's recover through mental health challenges, come to be heard, come to feel seen. Click here to read more about each session...
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."
- Dr. Amy Lucas, Speek 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
Meet the speek experts behind our Parent Programme
The Speek Support Framework combines input from research evidence, clinician guides and clinical practice. The three major components of the framework are community, knowledge and skills. Broken down these components are delivered as Group Therapy Programmes, Skill Building Sessions, Recovery-Focused Community (of parents and experts) and Digital Micro-interventions. The framework has been designed and reviewed by behaviour change experts, clinical psychologists and researchers in Non Suicidal Self Injury.
What parents say about the Parent Programme at speek
"Our communication has definitely improved. I feel I am able to step back more and not try to fix everything and give my child space to figure things out with support if they need/want it"
Fiona*, her family struggled with trauma
"I dont panic and no longer feel completely out of my depth, and meeting other parents, I no longer felt I was on my own coping (badly). Speek has allowed me to be kinder to myself, which in turn has helped me deal more effectively with my beautiful daughter"
"Validation was a game changer, not just giving my daughter acknowledgement, but giving me a complete change of mindset"
"Self help for me and acceptance has come far more easier with the help of Speek"
Sue*, mother of a 13 year old daughter who self harms. Joined the programme as a result of long CAMHS waiting times
"The importance of emotional validation blew my mind..I am aware I should have already known this but I wasn't raised that way..I also learned to accept the situation more and my anxiety has decreased..and I find I can be more present with her now"
I don't feel as anxious now..and I don't blame myself as much..now that I know it is a mixture of different things, situations and people which have all contributed.. our relationship hasn't really changed all that much, but she does spend a little bit more time in the same room as me... which I see as a win.
Julie*, sister of a boy who self harms, felt "constantly on eggshells, no power, no control no nothing"
"Everything resonated..and described exactly how I am feeling...I felt understood for the first time..and the support from the other ladies was amazing"
"I feel more confident in addressing self harm and supporting my child through it"
Jane*, mother of a daughter struggling with self harm, ASD & bullying
*Names have been changed for confidentiality
To meet and learn from other parents & experts, visit our community
Small groups of 6-8 parents
Online - camera optional
Multiple dates & times
How it works?
Our parent programme is 12 weeks long with 6 sessions in total, each running at the same time every 2 weeks. Upon joining, you'll be provided access to the speek app to join our community of experts and other parents. Have more questions? Read our FAQs.
1. Sign up to the program
Book your spot below and receive a booking confirmation via email.
2. Complete survey
Before your session we need you to complete a few on-boarding questions, so we've got all the information we need to support you.
3. Attend your first session!
You'll receive helpful reminders before your sessions.
Prefer to pay in instalments? Click below to pay over 6 months at £30 per month (upon subscribing, click "Schedule" to book your Parent Programme spot)
If you don't see a group time that works for you, or your preferred group is full, please sign-up to our waitlist. We start new groups each week.