Training & Events Calendar

Sep
25
Tue
Deconstructing Borderline Personality Disorder @ Diorama Arts Centre
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

WORKSHOP: 

Deconstructing Borderline Personality Disorder

Trainer: Flick Grey

BOOKINGS HERE

ABOUT THE COURSE

There are few diagnoses which raise as strong feelings and controversy as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)  a label applied predominantly to women, many of whom are survivors of childhood sexual assault, family violence or other overwhelmingly distressing interpersonal experiences. 

This workshop challenges the pathologizing, de-contextualizing and individualizing concept of “personality disorders” and explores more generative ways in which experiences labelled BPD can be understood – in terms of mis-attuned, disavowed and invalidating relational environments, as creative adaptations and/or (valuable) relational sensitivities. We will draw upon lessons from the Hearing Voices Movement, Open Dialogue and Mad Studies to explore more robust relational understandings and responses.

 

ABOUT THE TRAINER 

Flick Grey is a Mad Studies academic, Intentional Peer Support facilitator, Open Dialogue practitioner and Peer Support Manager for a domestic violence service in Australia. She has child parts, lots of psych labels and a passion for ideas, wilderness and kayaking.

 

FEES

£12     Unwaged

£50     Self-funding part-time earners, and students

£100   Self-funding full-time earners, and voluntary sector organisations

£125   Private and statutory organisations (including NHS)

(The full fee will be chargeable if you cancel less than 7 days before the event)

 

METHOD OF PAYMENT

  • If you cannot pay online, please contact John (see below) to discuss other options. 

For more information on booking, please contact:

John Wetherell
Project Assistant

020 7241 8978 | jwetherell@mindincamden.org.uk

Mind in Camden, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Rd, London, NW1 9LQ

Oct
9
Tue
Supporting Young Offenders who Hear Voices or See Visions @ Amnesty International UK (Annex Room)
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Q: If a young offender told you that they were hearing voices or seeing visions, and they wanted to talk with you about it, would you know what to say or do?

Q: Would you like to learn how to open up conversations with young offenders who hear voices or see visions, and learn practical coping strategies to help those in distress?

According to the MoJ, 25% of women and 15% of men in prison hear voices, see visions, or have other unusual sensory experiences. Among young offenders, this figure is likely to be much higher.
Whilst some young offenders find their voices or visions comforting or reassuring, especially if they have experienced abuse, trauma or adversity, others can find them overwhelming or distressing. Such distress can lead young offenders to self-harm, use alcohol/drugs or isolate themselves, however, with support they can and do recover.

About this workshop:

This innovative 1-day workshop is brought to you by Voice Collective at Mind in Camden. Founded in lived experience, and the work of our prisons and detention projects, this workshop will present a fresh approach to voice hearing. Provding an introduction to the Hearing Voices Network ethos and approach to voice hearing, it will equip participants with increased understanding, skills and confidence to open up conversations with young offenders about their experiences, and provide support to those in distress.

Subjects include:
  • What it feels like to hear voices as a young person aged 13-20 in a Secure Children’s Home, Secure Training Centre or Young Offender Institution
  • The impact this can have on a young person in a SCH/STC/YOI, and after they have left
  • Different ways of opening up conversations with young offenders about voices, helping them to feel heard & supported
  • Simple and effective coping strategies suitable for use in secure settings
  • Positive stories of recovery and resilience

This course is suitable for anyone working with young people aged 13-20 in SCHs/STCs/YOIs, or with young offenders after release. It is suitable for professionals at all levels of experience, and we can accept workers from the voluntary as well as statutory sector.

Essential information:

This course is open to professionals who support and/or work with young offenders aged 13-20. If you do not currently support or work with young offenders, we may not be able to accept your booking. Please contact us to find out if we have any spare waiting list places available.
As our courses are often oversubscribed, please book your place only if you are confident you are able to attend for the full day.
If you are unable to make the course, please cancel your place as early as possible to avoid spaces going to waste by emailing info@voicecollective.co.uk.

Oct
23
Tue
Supporting Children & Young People who Hear Voices (Level 2) @ Amnesty International UK (Conference Room)
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Whilst around 8% of children and young people hear or see things around them that other people can’t, only a third of these are distressed by them and seek support. Even those with very distressing experiences can learn ways of understanding and dealing with them.

This highly interactive course will explore ways of supporting children and young people to make sense of, and manage, difficult and distressing sensory experiences.
The course includes group discussion, practical activity and role play, and offers participants the opportunity to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the experience of voices, visions and other unusual sensory experiences
  • Consider the impact of different explanatory models on a young person, their family & supporters (including psychological, biomedical and spiritual explanations)
  • Explore the link between voices, visions, emotions and difficult life experiences
  • Build upon a toolkit of strategies to support young people distressed by voices/visions/other sensory experiences
  • Hear positive examples of resilience and recovery
Who is this course for?

This course is open to anyone supporting children/young people who hear voices or have other unusual sensory experiences: e.g. psychologists, nurses, OTs, therapists, counsellors, SENCOs, parents/carers etc. It is open to young people (aged 16+) with lived experience.
The course is aimed at those who are already familiar with the Voice Collective ethos and approach: e.g. those who have completed our ‘Level 1’ half day training course, or who have attended an in-house training session/presentation. If you are unfamiliar with our approach, you will be asked to complete a short online study session in advance of the training.
If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact Lucy on info@voicecollective.co.uk to discuss.

Essential information:

This course is open to people who support and/or work with children and young people (in a variety of settings, including the home). If you do not currently support or work with children and young people, we may not be able to accept your booking. Please contact us to find out if we have any spare waiting list places available.
As our courses are often oversubscribed, please book your place only if you are confident you are able to attend for the full day.
If you are unable to make the course, please cancel your place as early as possible to avoid spaces going to waste, by emailing info@voicecollective.co.uk.

Nov
9
Fri
Trauma-related Complex Dissociation @ Conway Hall
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
MIND IN CAMDEN in association with FIRST PERSON PLURAL present:

Trauma-related Complex Dissociation (Origins & Consequences)

Trainers - Melanie Goodwin & Kathryn Livingston

BOOKINGS HERE

Friday 9th November

10am-4.30pm

Conway Hall, Holborn

ABOUT THE COURSE

This training, delivered by First Person Plural, will focus on complex dissociation which has its roots in childhood trauma. Dissociation is a common human experience. However, some of us can experience more complex patterns of dissociation- which may not be recognised. Such complex dissociation can affect our day-to-day lives, our needs and our relationship with any supporters, including professional support.

This training is suitable for those whose work includes supportive or therapeutic contact with people who experience complex dissociation. There are also a limited number of low-price places available for people with ‘lived experience’ whose primary concern may be to gain self-knowledge and self-understanding, rather than to gain skills around supporting others. We do ask anyone registering to understand it will touch on emotive subjects, and not to come on the course unless able to feel safe with this. Please ensure you have access, following completion of the day, to any support you feel you may need.

ABOUT THE TRAINERS

The trainers Kathryn Livingston BEM and Melanie Goodwin are experts by experience and proficient trainers. Details of their work can found at www.firstpersonplural.org.uk  They use their lived experienced to help others to better understand the theory and share what has been beneficial to them over many years and why. They both have a diagnosis of dissociative identity disorder, DID which has helped them to access appropriate help but fully embrace that this was a means to an end and does not define who they are. They put a language to a complex area within mental health respecting that this is not necessarily how it is experienced by other survivors.

FEES

£12     Lived experience of Complex Dissociation

£50     Self-funding part-time earners, and students

£100   Self-funding full-time earners, and voluntary sector organisations

£125   Private and statutory organisations (including NHS)

(The full fee will be chargeable if you cancel less than 7 days before the event)

METHOD OF PAYMENT

  • Online via EVENTBRITE
  • If you cannot pay online, please contact John (see below) to discuss other options.

For more information on booking, please contact:

John Wetherell
Project Assistant

020 7241 8978 | jwetherell@mindincamden.org.uk

Mind in Camden, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Rd, London, NW1 9LQ

Nov
29
Thu
Paranoia & Beliefs 3-day Group Facilitation Training @ Conway Hall (Brockway Rm)
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – Dec 4 @ 4:30 pm

THIS IS A THREE-DAY COURSE:

Thursday 29th, Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th December 2018

If you are interested in applying, please download the application form here:app form Paranoia & Beliefs Training – December 2018

Then return the completed form to jwetherell@mindincamden.org.uk


This is an innovative training course giving facilitators the necessary skills and confidence to set up and sustain a Paranoia & Beliefs Group.

  • Are you interested in facilitating a peer support group for people who struggle with paranoia and beliefs?
  • Or are you part of an organisation already committed to developing a peer support group with us?

 

About the course

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

Fees

£300 – Statutory & Private

£200 – Charities & self-funded individuals

£100 – Students & self-funded individuals who work part-time only

FREE  – People with lived experience of voices or beliefs

Dec
4
Tue
Advanced Working with Voices (Level 3) @ Amnesty International UK (Conference Room)
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Those of us who support children and young people who hear distressing or difficult voices are constantly developing, finding new ways to approach voice-hearing with young people and support them towards their self-defined recovery.
Each young person and family is unique – one size does not fit all.

About This Workshop:

This workshop builds upon the principles explored in our ‘Supporting Children & Young People who Hear Voices’ training, and our ‘Voice Collective Group Facilitation Training’.
Using examples drawn from attendee’s prior experience of working with young voice-hearers, the workshop explores the following topics:

  • Developing trust and therapeutic relationships with young people who may not trust easily
  • Understanding ‘taboo voices’ (voices that talk about things the young person – and society – find very difficult, including violence & sexuality)
  • Finding safe ways of talking about voices and visions with young people in distress
  • Working with different, and often conflicting, perspectives on a young person’s experiences
  • Working with alternative belief systems (e.g. cultural or spiritual perspectives)
  • Using creativity to support conversations
  • Applying this learning within the workplace

We keep class sizes small to maximise the opportunity for discussion & reflection.
We require applicants to have attended either our ‘Supporting Children and Young People who Hear Voices’ training course, or our ‘Voice Collective Group Facilitation’ training course.

Fees:

This is a FREE training course for anyone working with children or young people who hear voices, see visions, or have other sensory experiences.

Important Information:

This course is open to those who support children and young people (in a variety of settings) and who have attended a previous 1-day our 3-day training with us (listed above).
Please only book a place if you are confident that you can attend the course. If you can no longer attend the training, please inform us in writing on info@voicecollective.co.uk, and your place will be offered to someone on our waiting list.
Please complete as much of the booking form as you are able to. This information is helpful to us, and is kept confidential within the service.
Certificates of attendance will be given upon request after the training

2 responses to “Training & Events Calendar”

  1. I have severe depression and I have no friends and I feel so lonely and I am looking for activities to get myself out of the house during the days and at weekends, please can you advise of places to meet and make new friends. I would really appreciate it, thanks very much. Mary

    1. Hi Mary, our Healthy Minds Community Programme may be able to support you in accessing free activities if you live within Camden. Please give us a call on 020 7241 8996 or email us at healthymindscp@mindincamden.org.uk

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