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”. […]
9 & 10 April (Durham) - Voices, Visions & Other Experiences: The Challenges of Being a Mental Health Nurse.
A free event! - Please circulate
Public Event: Mental Health Nursing: From Both Sides – Thursday 9 April, 2 – 5.30pm
Featuring experts by experience and profession: Peter Bullimore, Fiona MacCallum, Russell Razzaque, Valentina Short, Gary Sidley, Paul Veitch and Rachel Waddingham.
Open to all, the first afternoon will feature presentations and discussions that explore diverse experiences of mental health nursing and examples of progressive practice. Topics will include: Mental Health and Stigma, Language and Power, Peer Supported Open Dialogue, the Maastricht Assessment Centre and the experiences of local nurses and experts by experiences.
Mental health nurses, users of mental health services, members of Hearing Voices groups, families and carers, healthcare professionals, academics, students and members of the general public are all welcome to attend.
Workshop: Facing the Challenges of Being a Mental Health Nurse – Friday 10 April, 9 – 4pm
Open to mental health nurses and experts by experience, this interactive workshop will explore some of the key dilemmas faced in mental health nursing from multiple perspectives. These include: choice, crisis and coercion; developing progressive practice in cash-strapped times; what is it to really be a nurse. Creative facilitator Mary Robson will lead the workshop, which culminates in a session headed by Joel Waddingham, Adam Jhugroo and Jonathan Gadbsy on the establishment of a Critical Mental Health Nurses’ Network.
There is no charge to attend either event but registration is essential. Please note that a maximum of 50 places are available for the Friday workshop, which is intended for those with first-hand experience of mental health nursing only.
There are still some places left on our Birmingham and Preston Hearing Voices Group Facilitation Training Courses. The Preston course is now half price for people from voluntary sector organisations too!