This course runs across three days: Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd & Thursday 5th December 2019
This is an innovative training course giving facilitators the necessary skills and confidence to set up and sustain a peer support group for people who struggle with Paranoia & Beliefs.
London’s network of Paranoia & Beliefs Groups is the legacy of a 3-year-funded project which ended in 2014. By the beginning of 2015, there were 20 Paranoia & Beliefs groups, and there are still more than a dozen operating. It is clear from their continuing success, that the ‘Hearing Voices’ approach – where support is provided by peers in a group setting and expertise is located firmly with group members themselves – transfers easily and effectively to help people cope with alternative beliefs and realities. This 3-day course will equip you with the skills and confidence to set up a new group or help facilitate an existing one.
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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
£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