Tricho­tillo­mania Support Online

We treat all people of all ages, with BFRB's, and support the families affected by them, for life

We recognise the value of helping each child recover now, because we didn't recover in childhood.

How can I help a Child stop a body focused repetitive behaviour, such as hair pulling or skin picking?

If your child is under 9, we have a wonderful tool for helping children, the Flight To Freedom mp3 which tells a simple story with suggestions for the child to solve the problem for his or her self. This can be downloaded to the child's phone or mp3 player, or simply played while he or she sleeps. Proven to work in the majority of cases, if regularly repeated.

2. You can nominate a trusted adult to act as a coach with tuition from us. To do this, simply give us a call or use our contact form.

Finally, depending on the age and maturity of your child, they can have their own online coach to chart and cheer their progress, this so far has proven most successful in the long term, and we have coached children as young as four, who have not pulled or picked since coaching. Choose from Single Skype or Email session or Paced program

Neo (UK) and Leeanne (Canada) are the BFRB coaches qualified to work with small children and you can follow their bios on the team pages.


You can find more information in our support pages for parents:

Main ...Sleep ... How does it feel to have trich? ... What next?

Your child's privacy ... What to avoid ... School

You can read other parent's experiences with child hair pulling here :

Anna ... Caillin ... Caroline S