- Are you interested in facilitating a peer support group for people who struggle with paranoia and distressing beliefs?
- Do you belong to a group or organisation that is already hosting a group and would you like to be more actively involved in it?
- Or are you part of an organisation who are committed to developing a peer support group with us as part of our Paranoia and Beliefs Project?
About The Course
The London Paranoia and Beliefs Project, in partnership with the National Paranoia Network, has developed an innovative four day training course to give facilitators the necessary skills and confidence to set up and sustain a Paranoia & Beliefs Group.
The course covers the following main areas:
- Understanding the experience of ‘paranoia’ and the distress that can be related to beliefs
- Different ways of making sense of paranoia and beliefs
- Developing a repertoire of coping strategies to help people take back control of their lives
- Helping people explore their beliefs in a peer support group context
- Practical skills for group facilitation
- Setting up, launching and sustaining Paranoia Peer Support Groups
This course runs over 4 days, on: Friday 9th Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Thursday 22nd May from 10.00am – 4.30pm.
Venue: The Claremont Project, 24-27 White Lion Street, Islington, London N1 9PD
About The Trainers:
Molly Carroll & Rachel Waddingham both have experience of paranoia and/or overwhelming beliefs and developing peer support approaches.
- FREE for people with lived experience of paranoia
- £170 per person for Voluntary Organisations
- £220 per person for Statutory Organisations
Book Your Place
Contact John Wetherell for an application form.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Call: 020 7241 8978
Download: Facilitation Training Flyer May 2014
NB : This training course is intended to enable people to start and run a Paranoia Group. If you are not interested in facilitating a Paranoia Group (perhaps you run a Hearing Voices Group already, and wish to top up your skills with Paranoia & Beliefs training), please apply instead for our short course: Understanding & Supporting People with Paranoia and Distressing Beliefs which will run on 29th & 30th May 2014, and for which you must apply online.
About The Project
The London Paranoia & Beliefs Project launched in February 2012, and is run by Mind in Camden in association with the National Paranoia Network. Mind in Camden is known for its previous success establishing a London-wide network of groups for people who hear voices. Hearing Voices Groups are founded on an ethos of acceptance and validation, providing a safe space where members can share without fear of judgement, and where their experiences are understood as having personal meaning.
The London Paranoia & Beliefs Project aims to develop a similar network of peer support groups for people experiencing paranoia or distress related to beliefs. There are now 10 such groups currently running in London, and another 6 in preparation – where beliefs can be explored, common ground discovered, and coping strategies shared.