Creative Minds is a peer support group that was set up in 2012 by Victoria Lumley, a psychological therapist in the Tyne Esk and Wear Valleys (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust with a strong interest in the work of the Hearing Voices Network. The group provides a ‘safe place for those experiencing emotional and psychological distress with people who understand and are on the same journey’.
Last year’s annual conference took place in October 2013 and was attended by over 100 mental health professionals, service users and their families and carers. The second annual conference will take place at The Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton, DL6 1LP on 17 October 2014, 9 am – 4 pm.
Speakers include Rachel Waddingham (Manager of the London Hearing Voices Project), Peter Bullimore (National Paranoia Network) and HtV team member Dr Alison Brabban (Clinical Lead for Recovery and EIP services, TEWV NHS Foundation Trust).
Lived experience/carer rate: £5.95
Professional rate: £32.42
For more information about the conference and to register, please click here.