Family Support Project

training & consultancy for parents and family members



Support Work

The Family Support Project was developed to provide training workshops for parents, with a particular focus on supporting families who are experiencing distress expressed in a physical manner. These workshops usually last two days and teach the physical skills required to keep everyone safe, but also explore the importance of relationships in supporting someone who may be very anxious and distressed. Overpowering someone who is distressed is not going to reduce anxiety levels or support relationships and we therefore use and teach an alternative approach. This is still at the heart of what we do although we have developed other workshops covering areas such as PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) and emotional regulation.

We are able to work with charities, schools, support groups, local authorities, adult services and groups of family members to provide workshops. Workshops can be adapted to the individual needs of each group. Please contact us to find out more.

We are also able to provide consultancy services for families supporting individuals in distress. Des qualified as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2018 and is  highly skilled in Positive Behaviour Support and analysis. He also recognises the important of relationships when working with individuals in distress and this is reflected in his consultancy work. Christianne has a background in investigating interaction in those with severe autism and is able to bring this to any consultancy,

We occasionally have openings to provide support work in Plymouth area.


Drop Us A Line

If you are struggling to cope with a family member showing distressed behaviours, we can help you.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact.