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Supporting Children & Young People who Hear Voices
Fri 26 May 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
About the course:
Whilst around 8% of children and young people hear or see things around them that other people can't, only a third of these are distressed by them and seek support. Even those with very distressing experiences can learn ways of understanding and dealing with them. This highly interactive course will explore ways of supporting children and young people to make sense of, and manage, difficult and distressing sensory experiences.
The course includes real life testimony, group discussion, practical activity and role play, and offers participants the opportunity to:
- Gain a deeper understanding of the experience of hearing voices
- Consider the implications of different models of understanding voice-hearing on a young person & their family (including psychological, biomedical and spiritual)
- Explore the link between voices, emotions and difficult life experiences
- Build upon a toolkit of strategies to support young people distressed by voices/visions/other sensory experiences
- Hear positive examples of resilience and recovery
Who is this course for?
This course is open to anyone supporting children/young people who hear voices: e.g. psychologists, nurses, OTs, therapists, counsellors, SENCOs, parents/carers etc. It is open to young people (aged 16+) who hear voices, see visions or have other sensory experiences.
The course is aimed at those who are already familiar with the Voice Collective ethos and approach: e.g. those who have completed our 'core' half day training course or attended an in-house training session/presentation.
If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact Eve on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
- Please only book a place if you are confident you are able to attend this training, and please do inform us in writing if you are no longer able to make it, as your place will be offered to somone on our waiting list.
- Please answer the questions on the booking form as fully as you are able to. This information is helpful to us, and will be kept confidential within our service.
- If you apply but do not appear to be working with/supporting children or young people, we reserve the right to cancel your place. We will contact you to explain our decision.
- Certificates of attendance will be given upon request.