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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 12 March (10am-3pm)
Session 2: Mon 15 March (10am-3pm)
Session 3: Weds 17 March (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.
ABOUT HEARING VOICES GROUPS
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.
MIGRATING THE GROUPS ONLINE
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 – No charge if you do not have an organisation willing to pay for your place, and are someone who experiences voices or alternative realities.
£75 – Reduced Price for those on a low income, and for those from a racialised/BAME background or from the LGBTQIA+ community (aligning with our ethos of standing with those most marginalised in society).
£120 – Standard Price for self-funding individuals, where you are comfortably able to meet your basic needs.
£180 – For people (including those with lived experience) whose place will be paid for by a Voluntary Sector organisation.
£250 – For people (including those with lived experience) whose place will be paid for by a Private Healthcare or NHS organisation.
*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