Training & Events Calendar

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Hearing Voices Group Facilitation (3-day online training) @ Zoom
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – Nov 13 @ 3:00 pm

Zoom Training

Click here to book.

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:

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

Jinn, Evil Eye & Black Magic: An Islamic Perspective on Mental Health @ Zoom
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – Nov 27 @ 1:30 pm
During this introductory workshop specific consideration will be given to voice hearing.

The course takes place on Zoom, across two half-days. By registering you commit to attending both sessions. The Zoom link itself is not sent out until 24 hours before the training starts. REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE HERE

  • Thursday 26 Nov 10am – 1.30pm Session One will include an overview of the Islamic faith, with a focus on the aspects which help to understand how mental health challenges are conceptualised within the faith.
  • Friday 27 Nov 10am – 1.30pm Session Two will introduce beliefs around Jinn, evil eye and black magic – and how these beliefs can impact both physical and mental well being.


Dr Sara Betteridge

Sara is a Counselling Psychologist with over 20 years experience of working in a wide range of adult mental health settings. Her primary interest is in incorporating people’s faith into their therapy and specialises in this integrated approach. She has become committed to delivering compassionate mental health care in a way which seeks to find meaning to the distress people experience. Sara is practitioner and trainer in Open Dialogue working as a Family Therapist for an adult eating disorder unit and delivering clinical supervision to a number of different teams. She also works as a Community Psychologist for the Black, Minority and Ethnic Community Psychology Access team in Tower Hamlets, delivering training to staff on the needs of the local communities and offering psychology-based groups in local community settings. She also has an independent practise offering her expertise.


£12     Unwaged

£50     Self-funding (part-time earners)

£90   Self-funding (full-time earners) and voluntary sector organisations

£120   Private and statutory organisations (including NHS)

The full fee will be chargeable if you cancel 7 or fewer days, before the event.  

If your organisation needs to pay by invoice, please email John Wetherell to provide invoicing details:  

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

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