About the course:
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' half day training to demystify the relationship between voices and self
harm. Facilitated by a trainer 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, voice hearing, emotions & traumatic life events
- Ways of safely opening up conversations around self-harm and voice-hearing
- Coping strategies to reduce distress and promote empowerment
This workshop is suitable for:
Anyone working with, or supporting, children or young people who hear voices and self-harm, including: parents, youth workers, counsellors, CAMHS, EIP teams, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, OTs, support workers, GPs, substance misuse workers, YOTs, helpline staff, teachers, mentors & more.
Young people (16+) with lived experience of voices, visions, other sensory experiences or self-harm.
This course is FREE to people within Greater London.
Those outside Greater London can book a place for either £90 (reduced fee for voluntary sector organisations) or £120 (full fee for NHS, statutory and/or commercial organisations).
If you are from a small voluntary sector organisation outside of Greater London, are committed to providing support for young people who hear voices and cannot afford a place, please e-mail us to discuss this. If we can help, we will.
- This course is open to those who support children and young people (in a variety of settings) and who have attended one of our previous training courses: e.g. our 'core' half day training 'Understanding Children and Young People who Hear Voices: A Fresh Approach' or an introductory in-house training session.
- If you have not trained with us previously, and would like to attend this course, please contact Eve on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
- Please complete as much of the booking form as you are able to. This information is helpful to us, and is kept confidential within our service.
- Certificates will be provided upon completion of the training.
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.