Hearing Voices Group Facilitation (3-day online training)

October 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am – November 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm
John Wetherell

Zoom Training

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We recognise the strain zoom can cause, so these timings are designed to include a 45-minute lunch break and two further 15-minute breaks.

Session 1: Fri 23 October (10am-3pm)

Session 2: Fri 30 October (10am-3pm)

Session 3: Fri 13 November (10am-3pm)

Registration entails a commitment to attend all three sessions.

This course is suitable both for professionals and for those with lived experience of voices, visions or beliefs — for anyone looking to enhance existing facilitation skills or to learn from scratch — user-survivors, support workers, psychologists, nurses & O.T.’s all welcome.


Peer support groups are an established and valuable resource for people who experience voices, visions and other unusual sensory perceptions or alternative realities. Groups provide a safe space for people to share individual viewpoints, support each other, and find ways of making sense of their experiences.

When we locked down in March there were upwards of 30 Hearing Voices or Paranoia & Beliefs Groups across the capital, and across the nation roughly 150. Hearing Voices Networks are flourishing in >26 countries. The majority of groups take place in the community, but others can be found embedded e.g. in hospitals, prisons & Early Intervention teams.


We will look at the benefits and challenges of holding peer support groups online, and provide space to explore different ways of facilitating online. This course will help you get a sense of how setting up and facilitating an online group might work. It can also be a practical starting point for creating an online version of what was previously a face-to-face group.

The content will also include:

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


FREE – People with lived experience of voices or beliefs

£75 – Self-funded individuals

£130 – Voluntary sector organisations

£180 – Private healthcare & NHS

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

If your organisation needs an invoice, or for any other help with booking, please contact John Wetherell. Email: LHVN@mindincamden.org.uk

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

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