Write Back! Young People's Workshop & Parent Support Group
Saturday, 18 October 2014 from 13:30 to 16:30 (BST)
Write Back! Young People's Spoken Word Workshop
Through creative exercises and discussion we'll create witty and poetic responses to those who label, misunderstand and generally annoy us.
A fun, encouraging and stimulating workshop offering you the chance to creatively express any frustrations, to write back at life's challenges and to break down the stigma of mental health and hearing voices.
Facilitated by spoken word artist and published poet Sai Murray.
It's up to you whether or not you share your experience of voices and visions. There will be space in the afternoon to talk with other young people if you want to, but we won't pressure you to do this. We also run 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about our organisation, please visit www.mindincamden.org.uk.