The Horizon Plan: Our Free Online Course Supports You To Play A Key Role In Your Child’s Mental Health Recovery

Is your child struggling with their mental health? Are you looking to support your child, but need help and guidance?

Being the parent of a child who is experiencing a mental health crisis is devastating and complex. You are most likely in one of the most painful and difficult periods of your life.

We know how you feel, and want to assure you that you're not alone.

You'll desperately want to do EVERYTHING possible to support your child through this crisis, but there's a strong chance that you are feeling:


  • UNPREPARED - with no relevant experience or training
  • FROZEN - unsure how to move forward
  • DISCONNECTED - from your child who may be unwilling to accept help 
  • ANGRY - at how teachers and schools etc have let your child down 
  • GUILTY - wondering if you could have prevented this
  • FEARFUL - of how this situation could escalate


Most likely, you'll have reached out to your doctor, CAMHS or a healthcare professional to support your child's recovery. You want to help...

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A Massive Thank You To Devon Community Foundation For Funding Us!

We are delighted to have been funded by Devon Community Foundation! Thanks to their generous funding, we are able to deliver a second Zoom group in 2024 for parents/carers supporting a young person struggling with their mental health.

The programme will support 30 young people in Torbay struggling with mental health, but not qualifying for CAMHs support, by equipping their parents/carers to support their mental and emotional health and healing. 

From lived experience, we have seen the importance of the parent/carer role in a young person's mental health recovery. This early intervention program will address early onset mental health problems in young people, resolving the problems or preventing their escalation within the family unit.

Our parenting programme provides:

 1) Psychoeducation and skills training: guiding parents/carers to support the recovery of a young person suffering with their mental health using our evidence-based clinical intervention.

2) Parental...

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Facebook Support Group For Parents Of Young People Who Self-Harm

Did you know that we have an online community of parents and carers supporting a young person who self-harms?

We know that it can feel really overwhelming, scary, and lonely when your child is suffering with their mental health. 

If you need support, you can become part of our community of like-minded parents and carers by joining our Facebook Group ‘Self Harm - Parents’: 

For further help and guidance on how to better support a young person struggling with mental health and self-harm, you can sign up for free to ‘The Horizon Plan’ - our step-by-step course on how to guide a young person to healing and recovery. The Horizon Plan is recommended by NHS trusts and NHS Recovery Colleges across the UK, including Devon Partnership NHS Trust. Join ‘The Horizon Plan’ for free by following this link:

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We want to say a huge thank you to Focus Foundation!


We are incredibly grateful to have been funded by Focus Foundation. Thanks to their generous support, we are able to film, edit, and release Module 3 of The Horizon Plan!


The Horizon Plan is our free-to-access online course helping parents/carers better support a young person struggling with mental health. From lived experience, we recognise the key role that parents/carers can play in their child’s healing. The course is recommended by NHS trusts and NHS Recovery Colleges across the UK, including Devon Partnership NHS Trust: ttps://


Following the huge success of Module 1, we are just about to launch Module 2, and we can’t wait to start filming Module 3 in 2024! We are extremely grateful for this opportunity to deliver this much-needed support to our growing community of parents and carers.


Our work to support families and young people struggling with mental health is only possible due to...

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Why Should We Talk About Mental Health?

Why Should We Talk About Mental Health?

 Here are 5 reasons why it's important to break the stigma around mental health.

'Mental Health Awareness' is becoming a popular term, with society shifting towards a more open and accepting stance on mental health. Social media has been a powerful platform for people to be able to share their experiences, learn about mental health conditions, and connect with others online, all behind the security of a screen. 

Whilst we have come a long way since the days of repression, inhuman mental asylums, and bizarre and shocking diagnoses and treatments, we still have a long way to go. Shame, fear, anxiety, negative beliefs, and misinformation are just a few of the many roadblocks to openly and comfortably talking about what's going on in our minds and our bodies. The weight of historical baggage still hangs heavy upon our collective unconscious and feeds into our modern-day perception and education around mental health and...

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Leaving for University: how do I help my teen cope?

Change is challenging. Teenagers can feel like many things in their life are changing at the same time which is very unsettling… their bodies, friendships, moving from school to uni or a first job, their relationship with you. And facing these life transitions can be a great source of anxiety.

So here are some of my tips for how you can make the transition of leaving for Uni easier for your teen…and for you!

Prepare for changes

Make sure to both think through any life transitions that are around the corner for your teen. Envisaging what is going to change will make the transition smoother for them. For example, looking up online about the university course I was going to do and getting all the practical things ready for moving into my new place massively reduced my anxiety and fear of the unknown. You can even make it into a fun activity! Visualising, discussing and getting excited about the change is a good way to distract your teen. Obviously, when they start to...

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