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If it is life-threatening emergency - call the emergency services.

If the risk is not immediately life threatening  Follow the instructions on this landbot - it will calm you - help you collect your thoughts and allow you time to make decisions about helping your child in the immediate situation. Doing this activity will role model the calmness and control you want your teenager to learn.

When this crisis is over, get in touch with LOHA - we can support you to help your teenager through their mental health problems. 

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Who are we?

LOHA are a team of professionals and parents who have devoted their lives to tackling the mental health crisis affecting our young people.

Our backgrounds come from family therapy, psychiatry, research, education, design, technology and business. The methods we have designed are widely used in family therapy, which is fully backed by science and evidence.

Loha family coaches are experienced and trained in facilitating and supporting parents. Many are registered counsellors or psychotherapists, and all have enhanced DBS checks. All our coaches are supported by a multi-disciplinary team with qualifications and specialising in children, young people’s, and family mental health.

All of our clinicians are highly trained and have worked with families in many different situations and settings over 30+ years.

Leadership team

Professor Alison Metcalfe


Gemma East


Suzanne Hutchinson

Chief Psychotherapist

Richard Moore


Our Story

At LOHA, we share a vision to address the self harm epidemic and dramatically improve young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing.

We do this by sharing our knowledge and skills with parents and carers so that they feel empowered to help their children when they can not get help anywhere else and we deliver this digitally so we can reach as many families as possible in this time of great need.