Durham University and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis.
This group is open to all staff working in either the Trust or University, however 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 will meet on a regular basis with dates/venues announced within TEWV e.bulletin and the University communications. There will be a wide range of topics and speakers throughout the year for this interactive and participative group.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday August 29th 2012 from 5.30 – 7PM in the Turner Room at Van Mildert College (please note revised room), Durham University (4 on this map).
This session will give the audience the opportunity to hear first hand the experiences of people who have lived experiences of mental health distress and the services they have received. Listening to the messages that people with lived experiences can give is crucial in making sure that current services are offered responsively, effectively and with the attitudes and values that will really help people to make personal recovery possible. As usual the session is also open to other people with lived experiences who you are encouraged to invite. Hearing others’ personal experiences can offer hope and support. Speakers will include: Marian Moore, Jess Davey and Adam Tivenan from The Archangels, and Beverly Thornton, Recovery and Social Inclusion Worker from Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Future meetings of the Joint Psychosis Special Interest Group are as follows:
29th August; ‘Lived experience’ session, Turner Room, Van Mildert College
26th September Dr Rob Dudley from Newcastle University on Visual Hallucinations, Pennington Room, Grey College
31st October Dr Charles Fernyhough from Durham University on the Hearing the Voice Project and the ‘inner speech’ theory of auditory hallucinations, Weardale Room, Collingwood College.
28th November Dr Angela Kennedy from TEWV on Trauma and psychosis, Holgate Room, Grey College.