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Supporting people who hear voices in forensic and detention settings

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Amnesty International UK

25 New Inn Yard

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EC2A 3EA

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1 day training: 10.00am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 10th April 2019

This one-day awareness training will specifically develop skills enabling people to work in a one-to-one capacity with those who hear voices.

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.

This training will lead to better understanding of how hearing voices, seeing visions and having other sensory experiences and beliefs might affect people within a secure setting.

Topics covered include:

  • Exploring diverse experiences & understandings of voices, visions & 'psychosis'
  • Coping strategies
  • Pathways to recovery

We run separate training courses on how to facilitate Hearing Voices Groups. This one-day training is not a necessary precursor to the group facilitation training, however, it's a good taster of the way we work, our ethos and will develop solid skills for individual working.

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This workshop is free for those who work in an Immigration Removal Centre, Prison or Forensic Unit (medium-high secure). We welcome enquiries from staff in all roles inclusive of officers and safer custody departments, mental health and healthcare teams.

To apply for a place, please register your interest. We shall then be in touch to confirm your booking.

For more information please email or visit:

www.voicesunlocked.com
www.mindincamden.org.uk/services/prisons
@MiCPrisons

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

E: jfaulkner@mindincamden.org.uk
T: 020 7911 0822

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