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Compassion for Voices



Milton Keynes

Monday 25th February 2019

09.30 - 16.30

The Ridgeway Centre

Wolverton

Milton Keynes

MK12 5TH

This 1-day event will focus on the lived experience of voice hearing. It will introduce participants to a range of alternative perspectives to how we can make sense of and respond to such experiences, including the work of the Hearing Voices Network, Intervoice, and the latest psychological approaches such as Compassion Focused Therapy.

The perspective of lived experience will be a key feature of the day featuring the following local and international speakers:

Dr Pete Ord

Pete works in Milton Keynes as a clinical psychologist within acute inpatient services. He has been working passionately alongside colleagues within local mental health services over the past few years to enhance patient care by co-producing a range of training programmes and hosting conferences on Mindfulness (2017) and Compassion (2018). He also loves jazz, shiraz and the Scottish highlands.

Mark Sanderson

Mark is an inspirational public speaker, using his experience of living with and recovering from psychosis. After a period of work as a Peer Support Worker, Mark is currently working as an Associate Practitioner within adult inpatient mental health services. He was been working in partnership with several agencies and professionals co-producing a range of training workshops and initiatives in public and patient engagement.

Pete Bullimore

Pete is a voice hearer who spent ten years as a psychiatric patient enduring many bouts of severe paranoia.

Through learning holistic approaches and with support of the Hearing Voices Network he was able to reclaim his life from the system. He facilitates a hearing voices and paranoia support group in Sheffield. He also runs his own training and consultancy agency, Asylum Associates, and is the founder member of the Paranoia Network.

He delivers teaching on hearing voices and paranoia internationally. He also teaches on the COPE initiative at Manchester University and currently undertakes a research post at the university looking at a collaborative working between voluntary sector organisations and the university, he is also undertaking research into what recovery means from a service user’s perspective.

He co-authored the workbook Asking the Questions with Paul Hammersley and John Read, a guidebook around childhood trauma.

Dr Eleanor Longden

Dr Eleanor Longden is the Postdoctoral Service User Research Manager at PRU and the current chair of its Service User Reference Group (SURG). Eleanor was a diagnosed 'schizophrenic' and heard menacing voices in her head for 10 years. Now, she has fought back and has graduated with a brilliant honours degree in psychology. Throughout her career she has drawn on her own experiences of recovery from psychosis to promote more creative, person-centred approaches to complex mental health problems that emphasise the lived experience and expertise of individuals more fully and has an extensive track-record of promoting user-informed perspectives on conceptualising and responding to psychosis.

In 2015 she was commended for this work with a Deputy Prime Minister’s Mental Health Hero Award




This 'Compassion for Voices' event will be an opportunity for participants to hear the latest perspectives from the views of lived experience and learn about newer approaches such as compassion focused therapy.

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