Durham University and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) 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 Mike White and Mary Robson (Durham University) on ‘A Rehearsal Room for Arts and Hearing Voices’ will be held on Wednesday July 30th 2014 from 5.30 – 7pm in the Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University (20 on this map).

Mike and Mary’s presentation will be followed by an ‘Art Therapy Taster Session’ led by Andrew Walker, an art therapist from the TEWV NHS Foundation Trust.

Mike White is Research Fellow in Arts and Health at The Centre for Medical Humanities, Durham University and Mary Robson is the Centre’s Associate Artist for Arts in Health and Education

Abstract: Arts projects exploring the condition of voice hearing appear under-represented and insufficiently grounded in the exploratory field of arts in mental health. This talk considers the possible points of engagement for developing projects on a widely diverse spectrum of arts in health practice in both healthcare and social settings.  It posits the creation of an ethical and boundaried congenial space for the drama-based exploration of voice-hearers’ narratives to investigate their meaning and produce participatory art works from research-guided practice in arts in health.

Places are limited for this event.  If you would like to reserve a place, please complete our 
online registration form.

For more information about the event, please contact Victoria Patton.

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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