During our recent work on mapping Hearing Voices Peer Support Groups, we heard that many group facilitators would like us to help them find ways of connecting with other people who are also facilitating groups. To meet this need we are offering two new Hearing Voices Group Facilitator support options.
Note: To access these options we ask that you, or your group, are a member of HVN. You can find out more about membership here: Join Us – Become a Member
Would you like to connect with another Group Facilitator? We are launching a buddying scheme.
- Just email us to let us know you’d like to take part in the scheme. Remember to tell us the contact details you’d like us to pass on and the group you facilitate.
- We introduce you to someone else (via email) who facilitates a group and has also opted-in.
- You and your ‘buddy’ take things from there – with the idea that they create a supportive place to share and consider the successes and challenges of facilitating a group.
It’s important to be clear that we cannot take responsibility for what happens between buddies. Only share contact details that you feel comfortable with someone else having, and be sure to speak about your mutual expectations around how much contact you would like.
If you’re a faciltiator and would like to find out more about this scheme, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilitator Support Network
First meeting 14 sept, 7-9pm (online)
Hi, I’m Vikki and I’m the co-founder of Peer Hub CIC, a little user-led organisation in County Durham. I’m delighted to have the chance to facilitate some online networking meetings for Hearing Voices group facilitators.
At Peer Hub, we’re really keen on bringing together communities that support each other and share good work, and also can help collaborate or talk about the harder or more complicated parts of trying to do good stuff and think differently around the things that get called ‘mental health’. So, when I got the opportunity to support HVN in creating a space to come together to do that very thing, I was a little bit chuffed about it! You can find out more about Peer Hub on our website www.peerhub.co.uk.
Our first network meeting for facilitators will be on the evening of Tuesday 14thSeptember 2021 from 7pm-9pm. We’ll start with a speaker and then have an hour to chat about how we’ll use these meetings going forward, what kind of things we might want to talk about and which speakers or subjects would be good to have for future events.
You can book onto the first networking meeting through this private link on Eventbrite, and we’ll send access information to get onto the Zoom 24 hours before the event starts.
Book here: https://b.link/hvn-facsupport
I’m a peer supporter, trainer and strategist, supporter of the hearing voices movement and still trying to figure out what the world is about and what I’m supposed to do in it (my official bio is on the Eventbrite link).