Starting & Sustaining Hearing Voices & Paranoia Support Groups
Friday November 2, 2018
STARTING & SUSTAINING HEARING VOICES & PARANOIA SUPPORT GROUPS
|A TWO-DAY SKILLS’ BASED WORKSHOP: 6th and 7th December 2018
FOLLOW-UP DAY: 1st April 2019
|School of Nursing and Human Sciences
Dublin City University
Facilitator: Peter Bullimore, an internationally renowned voices and paranoia trainer
Background to the Workshop:
There are now a number of Hearing Voices Groups in Ireland (www.hearingvoicesnetworkireland.ie )
To continue the development of a network of Hearing Voices Groups, a 2-day training programme for people interested in becoming group facilitators is now again available. A follow-up 1 day workshop is also provided to provide support and guidance for those who have completed the training and are facilitating a group. Please note that you should be able to commit to both sets of workshops.
This is a free workshop, funded by the Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Unit (NMPDU) and organised by the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing (www.iimhn.ie ).
Aim of the Workshop:
A 2-day workshop for mental health staff and people with lived experience who want to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate a Hearing Voices Support Group. On completion of the workshop, participants will be expected to start a hearing voices group or co-facilitate an existing group. A 1-day follow-up workshop in April will provide support and guidance for those who have completed the training in their endeavours to set-up and facilitate groups.
Hopes & fears of starting a group
Why start a group?
Therapy or therapeutic group
Ground rules & starting points
The role of the facilitator
Benefits of a group
Understanding group members & communication skills
Conflict management & coping with difficult members
Extending the group
Reviewing the group
What are the challenges & rewards?
Support for facilitators
This workshop is targeted primarily at mental health nurses, whose applications will be prioritised, but applications are also open to other mental health workers and people who experience voices, visions and paranoia.
To book a place, please complete the application form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the address on the form. Places are limited, so early booking is advised. Successful applicants will be informed by the 23rd of November.