Training & Events Calendar

Jul
4
Tue
Wild Wellbeing Practical Conservation Course @ CNSP, Camley Street Natural Park
Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Introduction to London Wildlife Trust (LWT) and wildlife in London. Brief history of Camley Street. Site tour with examples of volunteering tasks available. Introduction to John Muir Award (environmental award) which participants can achieve through the Practical Conservation course. Tool talk, including demonstration of tools used at the site. Participants will need strong footwear (other equipment will be provided). Bring your own lunch. Tea, co ee, drinking water and biscuits will be provided.

Jul
11
Tue
INFORMED CHOICE: Talking About Psychiatric Meds (2 or 3 day course) @ Morley College
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – Aug 1 @ 4:30 pm

BOOKINGS VIA EVENTBRITE https://mic-meds.eventbrite.co.uk

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PAY ONLINE or for any other enquiry
please contact: John Wetherell
jwetherell@mindincamden.org.uk 
020 7241 8978

2 day course: £25 unwaged, £150 voluntary sector/self-funding individuals, £200 statutory/commercial

3 day course: £30 unwaged, £190 voluntary sector/self-funding individuals, £250 statutory/commercial

Cancellation & Refunds: All cancellations received less than 2 weeks before the course are subject to a fee (50% 1-2 weeks notice, 100% 0-1 weeks notice). We are happy to accept subsitutions should you be unable to attend.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Trainer: Rai Waddingham

Dialogues around the use of medication within the mental health system can quickly become heated and polarised. Whilst this is understandable, it leaves little space for people to explore their own relationship with medication and any potential alternatives. Without this space, the idea of ‘informed choice’ may be forever out of reach.

You are welcome to book either a 2 day or 3 day version of this course.

2 Day Course: Informed Choice: Talking about Psychiatric Medication
11 & 18 July, 10 – 4.30pm @ Morley College

3 Day Course: Facilitating ‘Thinking about Medication’ Groups
11 & 18 July, 10 – 4.30pm @ Morley College
PLUS 1 August, 10 – 4.30pm @ Cardboard Citizens (additional day around facilitating groups)

Cardboard Citizens address (for 1 August): 77A Greenfield Rd, London E1 1EJ

 

COURSE CONTENT

Informed Choice: Talking About Psychiatric Medication (2 days)

  • Different perceptions, experiences and relationships with psychiatric medication
  • Helpful and unhelpful effects of medication
  • Emerging evidence around the efficacy of medication and its long term impact on people’s recovery
  • Ways of enhancing informed choice and supporting people to take control of their use of medication
  • Managing common side effects.
  • Avoiding or managing some of the common difficulties experienced by people reducing their dose of medication
  • Navigating difficult conversations around medication – including issues of honesty, capacity, compulsion and managing others’ concerns
  • Identifying a range of alternatives to support people

Facilitating ‘Thinking about Medication’ Groups (1 day addition to above course)

  • Facilitating helpful dialogues around medication in groups, supporting informed choice, navigating difficulties and alternatives.
  • Practical tips for setting up and facilitating peer support groups that enable people to explore their relationship with, and use of, psychiatric medication.
  • Promoting ‘Thinking About Medication’ groups with a range of stakeholders, including potential members and statutory services.
  • Managing difficult situations, helping keep groups feeling safe when attendees have a range of needs/hopes/experiences.
  • Use of real-world situations to keep discussions grounded.
Sep
5
Tue
Wild Wellbeing Practical Conservation Course @ CNSP, Camley Street Natural Park
Sep 5 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Introduction to London Wildlife Trust (LWT) and wildlife in London. Brief history of Camley Street. Site tour with examples of volunteering tasks available. Introduction to John Muir Award (environmental award) which participants can achieve through the Practical Conservation course. Tool talk, including demonstration of tools used at the site. Participants will need strong footwear (other equipment will be provided). Bring your own lunch. Tea, co ee, drinking water and biscuits will be provided.

Hearing Voices Group Facilitation Training @ Conway Hall
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – Sep 11 @ 4:30 pm

A 3-day training course

Tuesday 5th, Friday 8th & Monday 11th September 2017

This course is currently at capacity, but cancellations are expected: so please apply as normal using the form downloadable below. The 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 – Sept 2017

About Hearing Voices Groups

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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 – Sept 2017 and return it to:

lhvn@mindincamden.org.uk

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

Dec
14
Thu
Paranoia & Beliefs 3-day Group Facilitation Training @ Cockpit Arts
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – Dec 19 @ 4:30 pm

THIS IS A THREE-DAY COURSE:

Thursday 14th, Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th December 2017

If you are interested in applying, please download the application form here: app form – Paranoia & Beliefs Training – Dec 2017 and return the completed form to jwetherell@mindincamden.org.uk
                        

About the course

  • 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?

This is an innovative training course giving 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
Mar
16
Fri
Hearing Voices Group Facilitation Training @ Conway Hall
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – Mar 21 @ 4:30 pm

A 3-day training course

Tuesday 5th, Friday 8th & Monday 11th September 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 2018

About Hearing Voices Groups

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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 2018 and return it to:

lhvn@mindincamden.org.uk

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

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