Facilitated by Mind in Camden’s experienced Hearing Voices Prison Project team (who have personal and professional experience of hearing voices), this course will equip you with increased understanding, skills & confidence to support people in prison/secure units who hear voices.
It includes an exploration of:
- the experience of hearing voices in prisons & secure units
- the impact of hearing voices in secure environments (on the person and those supporting them)
- the potential causes of voice-hearing
- pathways to recovery
- coping strategies suitable for secure environments
It is aimed at anyone working with people who are, or have recently been, in prison or secure forensic units, in both the voluntary and statutory sector.
This includes: prison officers, nursing staff, support workers, peer supprot workers, psychologists, OTs, advocates, counsellors, substance misuse workers, voluntary sector staff and psychiatrists.
This course is suitable for people at all levels of experience.
A recent MoJ report (2013) revealed that 25% of women, and 15% of men, in prison report symptoms indicative of psychosis (including hearing voices). Whilst many in prison are distressed by the voices they hear, this doesn’t have to be the case.
Some people find these experiences comforting, especially if they’ve been through a difficult time, but others feel overwhelmed and scared by them. These overwhelming experiences can lead to self-harm, drug use, paranoia, isolation and other problems.
Recent developments in the field indicate that distress arises from problems in coping with the voices, and the individual’s relationship with the voices, rather than the voices themselves.
People can - and do - learn to cope with difficult voices & visions.
SUBSIDISED: Voluntary agencies & Prisons/Medium Secure Units/High Secure Units within Greater London & the Home Counties (Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey & Sussex).
STANDARD: Statutory & commercial organisations outside of Greater London & The Home Counties (including Prisons, NHS & Private Sector providers). This also includes community forensic and probation teams, as well as low secure forensic units.
If you are unsure which fee category applies to you, please contact Akiko firstname.lastname@example.org If your organisation cannot pay except with an invoice, please contact John Wetherell 020 7241 8978 email@example.com Subject to status, we may be able to offer a limited range of bursary places. Please contact us if you are committed to attend the course and would like to apply for one of these.
1. We require payment before the workshop. You can pay online via eventbrite or by sending us a cheque, made payable to Mind in Camden. You will receive a receipt as part of the booking process.
2. We expect this course to book up quickly. As such, those who cancel their place less than 7 days before the first day of the course may be charged an admin fee of £25. Those cancelling their place less than 24 hours before the event may be charged the full price of their ticket.
3. This course runs over one full day. Please only book if you are able to attend for the whole day.
4. The registration form asks various questions to make sure that this is the right course for you. Please answer them honestly and, if this course is not the one for you, please do not book a place. If we have any queries Jo will be in touch to discuss your application. We reserve the right to cancel your place if necessary.
5. We will provide a CPD certificate to all attendees, as well as a comprehensive electronic delegate pack.
For more information, please contact:
Hearing Voices Project Manager - Prisons & Secure Units
Mind in Camden, Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Rd, London, NW1 9LQ
020 7241 8975 | firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is funded by: The Bromley Trust, London Catalyst Fund, Rank Foundation Trust, Evan Cornish Foundation & The Pixel Fund.
When & Where
Mind in Camden
Mind in Camden provides high quality support and capacity building services to benefit people who are struggling with mental distress
For more info, see: www.mindincamden.org.uk