Would you like to help support young people who hear voices or see visions or have other unusual experiences? If so, then you may be interested in the following training workshops run by Voice Collective in September and October.

VC - Core WorkshopUnderstanding Young People who Hear Voices: A Fresh Approach
10 September 2013
Mind in Camden
Crossfields, 8 Fairhazel Gdns
London, NW6 3SG

This half day workshop presents a fresh approach to voice-hearing.  Founded in lived experience and the work of the Voice Collective project, it includes:

– What does it feel like to hear voices as a young person?
– The impact this can have on a young person’s home, school and social life
– An introduction to the Hearing Voices Network approach to voice-hearing
– Ways to open up conversations about voices, helping young people feel heard
– Simple youth-friendly coping strategies
– Positive stories of recovery and resilience

This workshop is suitable for anyone working with or supporting children or young people in Greater London, including: parents, youth workers, counsellors, CAMHS, EIP, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, OTs, support workers, GPs, substance mis-use workers, YOTs, helpline staff, teachers, mentors & more.

It is a prerequisite for attending further VC training.  For more information and how to book places, please click here.

VC Level 2 WorkshopSupporting Children & Young People Who Hear Voices
23 September 2013
Resource for London,
356 Holloway Road
London, N7 6PA
10.00 – 4.30 pm

This one-day workshop facilitated by staff with professional and personal experience of working with voices, offers the opportunity to:

– Gain a deeper understanding about the experience of hearing voices
– Consider the implications of different models of understanding voice-hearing on a young person & their family (including psychological, biomedical and spiritual)
– Explore the link between voices, emotions and difficult life experiences
– Enhance your toolkit of strategies to support young people distressed by voices and visions
– Hear positive examples of recovery.

This workshop is aimed at anyone already supporting young people who hear voices including: parents, CAMHS practitioners, EIP workers, nurses, psychologists, support workers, therapists, councellors, psychiatrists, social workers, mentors and more.

For more information and to book places, please click here.

Voice Collective Group FacilitationVoice Collective Group Facilitation
Free 3-day course
14, 21 September, & 5 October 2013
The Poetry School
81 Lambeth Walk
Lambeth, SE11 6DX

This innovative and interactive 3 day course will help you to develop the skills necessary to co-facilitate a Voice Collective peer support group in your organisation.

It combines personal and professional experience to cover the following areas:

– Understanding ‘hearing voices’ and other related experiences
– Making sense of different models of understanding these experiences
– Developing a toolbox of coping strategies to support young people in their recovery
– Setting up, launching and sustaining a Voice Collective peer support group
– Practical skills for group facilitation.

This course is suitable for:

– People who currently work with young people: psychologists, support workers, youth workers, therapists, nurses, OTs etc.
– Young people (16+) with lived experience of voices/visions who would like to use their experiences to help others.

For more information and to book places, please click here.

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