With Jacqui Dillon
Dates: 15th/22nd/ 29th April 2015
Venue: Rowan’s Court, 192 Herbert Road, Small Heath, B10 0PR.
An experiential workshop for mental health staff and people with lived experience who want to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to facilitate a Hearing Voices Group.
Hearing Voices Groups offer a safe place for people to feel accepted and comfortable sharing their experiences of voices, visions, tactile sensations and other unusual experiences and perceptions. People meet together to help and support each other, to exchange information, and to learn from one another. Groups also offer an opportunity for people to accept and “live with voices” in a way that enables them to regain some control over their lives.
- To develop an awareness of the issues faced by people who hear voices
- To provide an overview of the history of the Hearing Voices Movement
- To provide an overview of current research into Hearing Voices
- To evaluate the traditional approach to Hearing Voices and contrast this with new approaches to Hearing Voices
- To develop an awareness of the practical aspects of starting and maintaining Hearing Voices Groups
- To gain an understanding of the Hearing Voices Network’s Group Charter and the key principles of Hearing Voices Groups
- To explore some common challenges that occur in Hearing Voices Groups and ways of managing these
- To provide an overview of coping strategies that may be useful to people who hear voices and of techniques and approaches that enable individuals to transform their relationship with their voices
- To develop an understanding of ‘Group dynamics’ and ‘Group facilitation’ skills
Training takes place over 3 days and costs:
- £250 for statutory organisations
- £100 for voluntary sector organisations
- free for service users
We are able to offer it at this vastly reduced cost as HVN is subsiding the cost of this course.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed application forms must be received by the 1st of March 2015 in order to be considered.