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Hearing Voices Group Facilitation Training @ Cockpit Arts
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – Mar 7 @ 4:30 pm

A 3-day training course

1st, 2nd & 7th March 2017

This course is suitable for anyone thinking of setting up or facilitating a Hearing Voices Group, including: People with lived experience of voices or visions; support workers; psychologists; OTs, social workers; therapists; nurses etc.

Download application form: app form Hearing Voices Training – March 2017

About Hearing Voices Groups


Since their inception in the late 80s, Hearing Voices Groups have become an established and valuable source of support for people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual sensory perceptions. They provide a safe space for people to share and find ways of making sense of, and living with, their experiences.

There are over 180 Hearing Voices Groups in the UK, in a range of settings – including charities, user/survivor-led groups, prisons, inpatient units, CAMHS, Early Intervention Services, Forensic settings and community mental health teams. Hearing Voices Networks can be found in over 26 countries across 5 continents (including Uganda, USA, Denmark, Malaysia, Japan and Australia).

About This Course

This 3 day training course equips you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to either set up a new Hearing Voices Group or co-facilitate an existing one.

It includes:

  • Exploring diverse understandings of voices, visions & ‘psychosis’
  • Coping strategies and pathways to recovery
  • Rethinking power & empowerment
  • Planning, launching & establishing safe and effective Hearing Voices Groups
  • Practical group facilitation skills and problem solving
  • Hearing Voices Network ethos

Course Fees

  • £290 (Full – statutory or commercial)
  • £180 (Reduced – including charity and voluntary sector agencies)
  • FREE (People with lived experience of hearing voices or seeing visions)

To apply, please download and complete the application form app form Hearing Voices Training – March 2017  and return it to:

London Hearing Voices Network, Mind in Camden, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Road, London, NW1 9LQ

Young Refugees Hearing Voices Group Facilitation Training @ Amnesty International UK
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm

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 

Important Information: 

  • 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.

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