Good Hope Services works in and with the community to provide support, promote awareness and develop understanding of mental health issues, abuse, trauma, conflict and addictions.
We help individuals and families to heal and recover from their experiences so that they are in a stronger position mentally, emotionally and physically, enabling them to rebuild their lives and recover.
Taking a holistic approach, our range of well-established and evidence-based services focus on family support, life skills development, employability, and both physical and mental wellbeing.
Counselling and Advice
We provide an intensive 20-week 1-2-1 support programme for children and families experiencing anxiety, depression, or trauma. Counselling is provided by one of our highly trained and experienced therapists, enabling children to recover from their traumatic experience and begin to rebuild their lives.
A child’s development is significantly impacted by their relationship with their parents. A strong relationship in which a parent provides love and stability has a positive impact on a child’s self-esteem, school achievement, cognitive development and behaviour.
But being a parent is challenging. Our workshops are designed to enhance your knowledge and equip you with the tools to best support your child, covering areas such as showing love, creating boundaries and role modelling.
Child and Adolescent Therapy
Child and adolescent therapy supports young people who may be struggling with mental health issues. Both children and parents can be involved in the therapy, and sessions can be done together and/or separately to provide young people with a safe space to address feelings, thoughts and emotions.
Family mediation involves an independent, professionally trained mediator supporting families to work out arrangements regarding their children and finances after a separation. Mediation allows you to be in control and reach agreements that work for everyone.
Talking therapy is used with children and adults who have suffered trauma to help them recover from traumatic experiences, cope with stress and develop coping mechanisms.
In the event we are unable to fully provide support, we will aim to access other statutory services by making referrals as well as negotiating the support.
If a child is in school we will access psychological support via the school’s Educational Psychologist. If the family is already in contact with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMS), we would support them to attend these sessions.
Without experience, securing work can be difficult. We work closely with businesses and community partners to offer volunteering opportunities in a range of roles.
The Freedom Programme is a domestic violence programme which supports survivors of domestic abuse to make sense of and understand what has happened to them.
The programme also examines in detail how children are affected by being exposed to this kind of abuse, and how their lives are improved when the abuse is removed.
The workshops we deliver include:
- Stress management and exam stress
- Depression and Anxiety
- Self-esteem and confidence building
- Eating Disorders
- Loss and Bereavement
- Self-harm and other coping strategies
- Body Image
- Anger Management
- Abuse (sexual, financial, spiritual and physical)
- Health Concerns
- Relationship Issues
- Trauma Awareness
Health and Wellbeing sessions
We believe in the wellbeing of the whole individual and offer sessions around the importance of good nutrition, exercise and self-care to improve physical and mental health.
The aim of family therapy is to work on issues presented within the family by supporting each family member to understand, appreciate, and empathise with each other. Sessions teach skills to build and better understand family relationships and work through stressful times as a family unit.
Family therapy is especially useful when dealing with mental health problems in the family, domestic violence or behavioural problems.
The therapy is often short term, giving family members an opportunity to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space. Therapy is sensitive to diverse family relationships, beliefs and cultures, focusing on the relationships of the family.
Education and Cultural Awareness
We have developed a programme to work with children and young people to help them manage pressure from friends, family, school, society and the media. We help young people to build their identity through encouraging emotional wellbeing, growth and psychological change. This in turn allows young adults to establish a stable foundation for when they leave education and begin employment, equipping them with the skills to manage life’s pressures.
So many are facing unemployment and the financial stresses that are associated with low incomes. We run weekly workshops to support job search, build confidence and develop interview skills.
Group therapy involves exploring problems and receiving advice and support from group members in a small, safe environment. It’s an opportunity to connect with others that have similar experiences and create a supportive network that can make people feel less alone.