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Changing our Direction

A supportive small group course for families whose young people are at risk of self-harm.

Who's it for?

Families of young people aged 11 – 16 who are at risk of self-harm

When does it run?

Course dates vary

How much does it cost?


How to access the service

Contact us using the form below

About this service

Kids Changing Our Direction offer a variety of supportive courses that help families in the Wakefield area whose young people present with self-harm behaviours. We work with families of young people aged 11-16 years, including those with mild/moderate learning disabilities, additional needs, Autism and ADHD/ADD.

Our courses are available to any adult who has responsibility for bringing up the child. That could include parents, step-parents, grandparents or childminders.

Families Learning About Self Harm

The Families Learning About Self Harm programme (FLASH) aims to enhance communication and personal relationships between parent/carers and young people. It includes:

  • Exploring what self-harm is, what the risks are and the function of self-harm.
  • Listening and self-esteem enabling skills.
  • Managing self-harm within the family environment.
  • How self-harm impacts on parenting and ways to manage under stressful circumstances.
  • Coping strategies for parents and carers.

The FLASH programme is delivered over ten 2-hour workshops in a small group-setting.

Self-Harm Information Project

For families who cannot commit to attending every workshop we also deliver the Self-Harm Information Project (SHIP). This is a half-day workshop covering self-harm risks and functions, the teen brain and impact on behaviour, self-esteem boosting strategies and coping strategies.

We also deliver the Self-Harm Information Project as a series of video recordings for families to access at an individually convenient time alongside regular support calls.

Request a place

To request a place on one of these courses please click the button below and complete our course referral form. (Form will open in a new window.)

Contact this service

For questions or general information about the service please use the contact form below. Alternatively, you can reach us by phone or email.

Phone: 01924 683 890

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