About the course:
NOTE: This is a 3 day course. It runs on Tuesday 21st, Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th March 2017 (10.00am – 4.00pm). It is FREE of charge through funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
This innovative and interactive 3 day course will help you to develop the skills necessary to co-facilitate a peer support group for young refugees & asylum seekers who hear voices, see visions or have other ‘unusual’ sensory experiences.
It combines personal and professional experience to cover the following areas:
- Understanding ‘hearing voices’ and other sensory experiences
- Making sense of different models of understanding these experiences
- Setting up, launching and sustaining a peer support group
- Practical skills for group facilitation
- Developing a toolbox of coping strategies to support young refugees in their recovery
Who is the course for?
- People who currently work with young refugees & asylum seekers: Including psychologists, support workers, nurses, therapists, OTs, social workers, youth workers, mentors etc.
- Young refugees & asylum seekers (aged 16+): Joint applications between workers & young people are particularly encouraged.
- People with lived experience of voices, visions or other sensory experiences
- This is a 3-day training course. Please only book a place if you are able to attend all 3 days.
- Please inform us in writing if you are no longer able to make the course, so that we will be able to allocate your space to someone on our waiting list.
- Please answer the questions on the booking form as fully as you are able to. This information is helpful to us, and is kept confidential within the service.
- Certificates of attendance will be given out on completion of the workshop.