We warmly welcome voice-hearers and their families and carers to a Hearing Voices Network North-East Networking Event and an Interactive Hearing the Voice Workshop at Durham University on Friday, 10 May 2013. Clinicians, support group facilitators, and anyone working with people with lived experience are also welcome to attend.
Taking place over lunch, this event will be a chance to meet members of the Hearing Voices Network in the North-East and to learn about the development of new and existing Hearing Voices Groups in the region. Jacqui Dillon, the national chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England, will be hosting the meeting and we will also be joined by Rachel Waddingham from the London Hearing Voices Project. This event is free to attend and lunch will be provided.
This session will begin with a short introduction to the Hearing the Voice project and our research plans over the next two and a half years, but the majority of the afternoon will be dedicated to conversations about voice-hearing and its relation to inner speech, spirituality, literary creativity, narratives of recovery and current work in neuroscience. It is an opportunity for you to meet the members of our research team, ask any questions you might have, and tell us about what aspects of the experience of hearing voices are the most important to you.
Both of these events are free of charge, but as space is limited it would be great if you could RSVP for catering purposes. Please email Victoria Patton or telephone 0191 3348163 if you would like to attend.
On arrival at Hild-Bede, the College receptionists will show you the way to the Joachim room. A map of the College and directions to the venue are available here.
We are happy to cover reasonable travel costs within the North-East for voice-hearers and their families to attend any aspect of the day’s events. Please retain all original receipts and we will make expenses forms available on the day.