Whilst awareness of the prevalence of self harm has grown in recent years, it remains a challenging area for youth workers and clinicians. When self harm is linked to voice-hearing (either as a response to the voices or as an expression of underlying distress) - this challenge can be amplified.
This workshop builds on our CORE training to demystify the relationship between voices and self
harm. Facilitated by trainer(s) with lived experience of voice-hearing and self harm, it provides space to explore:
- Self-harm and voice-hearing from the perspective of a young person.
- The potential functions of self harm and how this can be related to voice-hearing.
- The relationship between self harm, voicehearing, emotions & traumatic life events.
- Ways of safely opening up conversations around self-harm and voice-hearing.
- Coping strategies to reduce distress and promote empowerment.
We require applicants to have previous experience of the Voice Collective ethos prior to booking on to this specialist course (i.e. our CORE Module - or what was previously Level 1, or Level 2 or our Group Facilitation Training). If you have not attended previous Voice Collective training please email us before booking on to the course. In some situations we may be able to offer you a place if you are able to demonstrate that you understand the Voice Collective and Hearing Voices Network ethos.
We have specific funding from the John Lyon's Charity to train people from the following boroughs: Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster.
This means we are able to offer our training for free for those who work with young people within these boroughs.
|Young people with lived experience of voices/visions (under 25)||FREE|
|Parents/carers of young people who hear voices||FREE|
|Youth workers in funded boroughs (Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster)||FREE|
|Voluntary Sector (unfunded boroughs & nationwide)||£50|
|NHS/Statutory/Commercial (unfunded boroughs & nationwide)||£75|
Important Information (Please read before booking)
- This course open to people who support children and young people (in a variety of settings) and who have attended a previous Voice Collective workshop or who can demonstrate that they fully understand the Voice Collective ethos.
- As our courses are often oversubscribed, please only book your place if you are confident you are able to attend for the full day.
- Please answer all questions on booking form as we use these to ensure that attendees are in our target group. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure we have all the information necessary to make this decision. If you apply, but do not appear to work with or support children/young people or do not give us the information we need, we reserve the right to cancel your place. In this event, we will contact you to explain our decision. The project's team decision is final.
- Certificates of attendance will be given out on completion of the workshop.
- Whilst this course is FREE to attendees, we reserve the right to charge a £25 administration fee for non-attendance on this course, unless we receive a cancellation in writing (via email) at least three working days prior to the event. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your place as early as possible. This enables us to offer spare places to people on our waiting list, and decreases the likelihood of places going to waste.
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.