Durham University and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys 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 Daniel Collerton (Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust) on ‘Seeing things that are not there:  What we think we know about visual hallucinations’ will be held on Wednesday November 27th 2013 from 5.30 – 7PM in the Henry Dyson Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University (30 on this map).

Daniel Collerton is a consultant clinical psychologist at the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (NTW) NHS Foundation Trust and an honorary teacher of clinical psychology at Newcastle University.  He writes: “This is an exciting time in visual hallucinations research. There is increasing recognition of visual hallucinations across a wide range of disorders, and in everyday life. The first large multi-centre investigation of hallucinations is just starting, and there is more evidence becoming available which might answer some of the fundamental questions in this field – why, exactly, do people see things that are not there? And why are the impacts of hallucinations so variable?”

Places are limited for this event.  For more information and to reserve a place, 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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