Voices Unlocked Conference 2016


Promoting Hope, Inspiring Change

How forensic services can support people who hear voices, see visions, and experience mental distress

The conference will explore:

–       The challenges facing mental health provision in the current prison landscape
–       How forensic services can support people who hear voices or experience unusual sensations or beliefs
–       Other projects working on mental distress and trauma which promote best practice, hope and recovery
–       Our story so far and how the Hearing Voices ethos can be replicated more broadly within forensic settings and inspire change

Keynote speakers:

Ian Bickers, Executive Governor of HMP Wandsworth; Jacqui Dillon, Writer, campaigner, international speaker and trainer; Lady Edwina Grosvenor, Criminal justice campaigner and founder of One Small Thing; Peter Kinderman, President of the British Psychological Society and Professor of Clinical Psychology; Paul Tarbuck, Head of Healthcare Inspection, HM Inspectorate of Prisons

Panellists will include: Carl Cattermole, Author of HM A Survival Guide; Dr. Joel Harvey, Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience; Sara Hyde, Support & Training Manager, Working Chance; Dr Adrian Needs, Principal Lecturer and Course Leader on the MSc Forensic Psychology at the University of Portsmouth

Workshops including how to support young offenders who hear voices and supporting veterans in prison

There will also be networking opportunities throughout the day.

Book your place now:

£10 – For those who have lived experience of voices, visions or other sensory experiences, and/or who have spent time in prison
£50 – For existing members of our prisons and secure units network
£100 – For people working in prisons, secure units, IRCs, NHS & the voluntary sector

How to book
Bookings can be made via Eventbrite.

Please note that Eventbrite charges a small processing fee for each booking.

Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London, SE1 0RB (Link to map)

Wednesday 16th November, 9.30 to 16.30

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Please contact Eve for more information.