Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard
EC2A 3EA London
Tuesday, 1 December 2015 from 10:00 to 13:00 (GMT)
Run by Mind in Camden, this course will equip you with increased understanding, skills & confidence to support young people in Youth Offender Institutions who hear voices.
It is aimed at anyone working with young people who are, or have recently been, in prison or secure forensic units, in both the voluntary and statutory sector.
This includes: prison officers, nursing staff, support workers, youth workers, counsellors, CAMHS, peer support workers, psychologists, YOTs, advocates, counsellors, substance misuse workers, voluntary sector staff and psychiatrists.
At least 8% of young people hear voices that other people don’t. If one of them came to you, tomorrow, and wanted to talk about it – would you know what to say or do?
Would you like to understand more about what it’s like to hear voices or see visions, hearing from people who have both personal and professional experiences to share?
Would you like to learn some essential coping strategies that young people can use to deal with distressing experiences in secure settings?
This one day workshop presents a fresh approach to voice-hearing. Founded in lived experience and the work of Mind in Camden’s Prison project and Voice Collective project, it provides an introduction to the Hearing Voices Network approach to voice-hearing. It explores:
- What it feels like to hear voices as a young person in a prison & secure unit
- The impact this can have on a young person’s home, school and social life
- Ways to open up conversations about voices, helping young people feel heard
- Simple youth-friendly coping strategies suitable for secure environments
- Positive stories of recovery and resilience
This course is suitable for people at all levels of experience.