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I felt understood for the first time

– Kate, Mum of 3 and Speek user for 4 months

The status quo isn’t good enough — so we’re changing it

 

Cost, stigma, and waitlists make getting help for self injury almost impossible. That’s why we do things differently at Speek.

Moderated Group Sessions

Access to fortnightly group counselling sessions for parents

Evidence-based Programmes

Clinician approved programmes for parents to learn how to support themselves and their child through recovery from self-harm

Accessible

No more waitlists to help your child. You can access Speek anytime, anywhere

The power of Speeking

89%

of parents say that they feel confident in supporting their child through episodes of self-harm at home

Mum of a 11 year old child, and Speek user for 6 months

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Mum of a 13 year old child, and Speek user for 3 months

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Mum of a 12 year old child, and Speek user for 3 months

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Our Plans

Support Plan at £49/month

Fortnightly Group sessions with clinicians where parents can get help to better support their child’s needs

A personalised support plan for parents to help their children break the cycle of self-harm

Access to a parent’s support community to help you connect with other parents going through similar challenges with their children

Support+ Plan at £99/month

Fortnightly One-to-one sessions with clinicians where parents can get help to better support their child’s needs

A personalised support plan for parents to help their children break the cycle of self-harm

Access to a parent’s support community to help you connect with other parents going through similar challenges with their children

That one hour session was better than anything the NHS has provided us in the last 4 years

– Clare, Mum of 2 and Speek user for 2 months

Our team of experts

We know personally that when a young person struggles, so does the whole family. That’s why we’re determined to transform recovery from an isolating experience into a community affair.

Dr Alex Bone
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology PGCert in CBT for Psychosis

Sr. Clinical Psychologist

Dr Aysha Baloch
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology MSc in Psychiatric Research

Sr. Clinical Psychologist

Dr Lucinda Gledhil
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Sr. Clinical Psychologist

77%

of children have stopped or reduced self-harming behaviour since their parents started using techniques they learned from Speek clinicians.

Frequently Asked Questions

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My child is neurodivergent. Will this work for them?

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Absolutely! At Speek we have a separate pathway for parents of neurodivergent young people who self-harm. That pathway has some of the same modules, similar modules or entirely new modules depending on clinical recommendation. However, as a large proportion of our support is around verbal communication, if your young person is non-verbal this programme may be less relevant to you and your family.

2

Do you provide treatment for my child or is this just for me?

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Right now, Speek only works with parents and not the young people directly. Our Programme has been clinically developed for parents with skills, tools and knowledge that equips them to then support their young person. However, we are working towards being able to also work with young people! We will update all of our Speek Parents as well as information on our website when that’s the case.

3

Can I speak with a clinician 1-1?

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Yes! We understand groups are not for everyone. Hence, we offer a Standard+ plan for parents that prefer more individualised support at this point.

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Can my partner/co-parent also sign up?

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Yes! We know it’s not always possible for both parents to participate with Speek. However, where possible, wWe highly recommend both parents sign up as that can help the young person feel more supported by both parents. It can also make it easier for parents to approach conversations and decisions around parenting the young person who is self-harming as well as help ensure better family cohesion.

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Can I join if I’m not a parent?

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The Speek Programme has been designed for parents or caregivers which could include, as an example: foster parents or grandparents. The Speek Programme will be most relevant to and is most likely to have an effect on caregivers who have regular contact with the young person.

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Who is the Speek Programme not recommended for?

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The Speek Programme may not be suitable for parents of young people who: – Are non-verbal – Have no/limited contact with their parents – Have an active eating disorder – Have an active psychotic disorder – Have an active dissociative disorder

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7,300+

parents (mostly mums) who are going through the same challenges and sharing their experiences have joined the Speek community.

No shame. No judgement. Just the support you need, when you need it the most.

 

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