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Hearing Voices Group Facilitation Course (Forensic & Detention Settings)

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Amnesty International

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Free 3-day course - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Monday 4th, Wednesday 6th and Friday 7th November 2019.

According to the MoJ (2013), 25% of women and 15% of men in prison report symptoms indicative of 'psychosis' (including distress around hearing voices, seeing things or beliefs). In forensic services, this percentage is likely to be much higher.

Since 2010, we have been working to set up Hearing Voices Groups in prisons, forensic secure units and Immigration Removal Centres. This network in secure settings is the first of its kind, we now have more than 20 groups across Greater London, the South and the Midlands.

ABOUT THE COURSE
This 3-day training course is open to people across the country who would like to develop a Hearing Voices Group in a prison, IRC, medium or high secure forensic unit.

We shall cover the following:

  • Diverse experiences and understandings of voices, visions, beliefs and 'psychosis' in secure forensic settings

  • Coping strategies and pathways to recovery

  • Power and empowerment within secure settings

  • Practical Hearing Voices Group facilitation skills, including dealing with difficult situations/problem solving

  • Planning, launching and sustaining hearing voices groups

Grounded in lived experience, and our work supporting people in different secure settings, we use powerpoint slides, practical activity and discussion to cater to a variety of learning styles.

‘Having attended many courses in my work since qualifying in 2002 I would like to say it was one of the best courses I have attended and a great opportunity for exploration and learning.’ - Trainee from 3-day facilitation training

ELIGIBILITY
The course is free for those committed to facilitating a Hearing Voices Group within a prison, IRC, medium/high secure forensic unit. Places on this course fill up fast, please register quickly to avoid disappointment. Please note, you must be able to attend all three days.


HOW TO APPLY

Using the booking form on the next page, please answer the required questions. We will be in touch at a later date via email to let you know if we're able to offer you a place on the training.


Mind in Camden
Barnes House
9-15 Camden Road
London NW1 9LQ

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