Durham University and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis (JSIGP) is open to all staff working in either the Trust or University.  However, it will be of particular interest to those staff working in ‘psychosis services’ or who are involved in research within the field. A warm welcome is also extended to any service users who would like to attend. The group meets on a regular basis to discuss a wide range of topics and speakers.

The next meeting, featuring a presentation by Rachel Waddingham (London Hearing Voices Project) on ‘Creating safe spaces in unsafe places: Supporting people in prison who hear voices’, will be held on Wednesday December 18th 2013 from 6 – 7.30PM in the Henry Dyson Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University (30 on this map).

Rachel Waddingham is the manager of the London Hearing Voices Project at Mind in Camden.

London Hearing Voices has launched an innovative project developing peer support groups (aka Hearing Voices Groups) for people in prison who hear, see or sense things other people don’t. This scheme has created 5 groups in Greater London, and is now working to develop groups alongside networks in other parts of the country. In this presentation, Rachel describes the development of the project, the impact it has had on the prison and the experience of group members.

Please see the Mind in Camden website for more information.

Places are limited for this event.  For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Victoria Patton.

Please note the later start time of 6 pm.

Service users and their families and friends who attend meetings of the Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis can receive an honorarium of £20 plus travelling expenses.  For more information and to obtain the relevant claim forms, please contact Valentina Short.

If you would like to receive information about future JSIGP meetings via email, please sign up to the JSIGP mailing list.

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