Eleanor Longden, speaking live at the TED@London Talent Search, explains how she has transformed her relationship with her voices and taken control of her life. In this powerful short clip, Eleanor explains how a diagnosis of schizophrenia and the view of voices as a symptom led her to take an ‘agressive stance’ against her own […]
Eleanor Longden was a diagnosed schizophrenic and heard menacing voices in her head for 10 years. Now, she has fought back and has graduated with a brilliant honours degree in psychology. By Nina Lakhani, The Independent, Sunday 25th October, 2009 Eleanor Longden was revising for her final university exams in May when she was interrupted […]
Date: 18th April, 2 – 4pm (opening from 12noon to give people a chance to browse the book stall, art projects and have a cuppa). Venue: New Life Church, Mareham Lane, Sleaford The Recovery & Hope forum welcomes back Eleanor Longden, a speaker from the first Hearing Voices Conference held at Leasingham Village Hall in 2003”. […]
ISPS UK have released two full videos from their recent conference - Jaakko Seikula talking about Open Dialgoue and Rai Waddingham (one of our trustees) talking about Taboo & Violent Voices. Clips of other videos are also available, with the whole range being reserved for members of the charity.
Mind in Camden is re-advertising the post of 'Hearing Voices Projects Manager'. If you, or someone you know, is interested in this post - please let them know. Closing date is 3pm, 20 October. Previous applicants need not apply. This is not a HVN job - please contact Mind in Camden directly for more information.
"London Hearing Voices Projects Manager (21 hours per week)
NJC SCP 32-34, £30,656-£32,255 (£18,393 - £19,352 for 21 hours per week)
We are seeking a motivated and experienced individual to take responsibility for the overall management of our innovative London-wide Hearing Voices Projects. To be successful in this role, you need to have an in-depth understanding of the Hearing Voices Movement and the role of peer support groups within this. You will have experience of supervising or mentoring staff/volunteers, and have the skills necessary to build a strong and effective team.
With the confidence and organisational skills necessary to take the lead on busy and diverse projects, on the cutting edge of the Hearing Voices Movement, you will be required to engage with a wide range of stakeholders (from the adult mental health, prison, forensic and youth sectors). As such, this role is best suited to someone who is flexible enough to modify their approach to suit the situation. We are looking for someone with strong facilitation skills who is able to deliver and design training that communicates the values of the Hearing Voices Network clearly and accessibly.
As well as having responsibility for the overall management of the projects, including supervising staff/volunteers and ensuring we meet targets agreed with funders, you will also be required to undertake direct development work when necessary. This could include facilitating Hearing Voices Groups within a prison setting and, as such, it is important that you have experience in the adult mental health sector and supporting vulnerable people. Prior experience of working with people who have been in prison or forensic services is not essential, but a real willingness to do this is.
We particularly welcome applications from people who have lived experience of voices or visions and are able to use this experience to inform, and enhance, their work."