Please note: Due to unforseen circumstances, Raven is no longer able to faciltiate the shadow puppet workshop on Saturday. We will be working with her later in the year. Instead, our team will be facilitating an interactive creative workshop exploring 'power'.
About the Workshop
Have you ever felt isolated, alone, hurt, bullied, ignored or misunderstood? Most of us have had experiences like that at some point in our lives - with the voices we hear, within our families, with our friends, at school or in the wider world.
This workshop explores issues of power and powerlessness through creative activities. We will use art to try out different ways of finding power in our own lives, in our relationships and as a group. It’s not just about the personal stuff, though - we will be looking at how we can challenge stigma and negative stereotypes about voice-hearing. This workshop is space to recognise that you’re not alone, get some practical ideas, connect with others and use your creativity to send a message. The workshop is facilitated by people from Voice Collective with personal experience of voices, visions and/or unusual beliefs - alongside an artist to help with creative inspiration.
The workshop is facilitated by Voice Collective staff who have their own personal experience of these issues. There will be no pressure to talk about your own experiences - the wonderful thing about creativity is that it’s not all about talking!
If you want more opportunities to talk with other young people about your experiences, we support regular peer support groups for young people in London who hear voices - check out www.voicecollective.co.uk if you want to find out more.
Who Can Come?
The workshop is open to any young person (aged 18 or under) who hears or sees things that other people don’t.
Parent's Peer Support Workshop
Does your child hear voices or see visions?
The workshop will enable you to:
- Meet other parents & supporters of young people who hear voices
- Learn more about voices and visions, discovering helpful coping strategies
- Share your experiences with, and get support from, people who’ve been there too
- Meet the Voice Collective team and find out more about the support available to you and your child
- Chill out and have time focussed on you
Who is the Workshop for?
Any parent or supporter (uncle, aunt, carer, family friend etc) of a young person who has experiences like these. You may already have lots of experience around supporting your child, or you may feel confused and/or out of your depth.
When & Where
Voice Collective (www.voicecollective.co.uk) is MIND IN CAMDEN's Hearing Voices youth project. For more information please contact Eve on: email@example.com. To find out more about our organisation, please visit www.mindincamden.org.uk.