Screen Shot 2015-04-22 at 13.39.13The next meeting of the Joint Special Interest Group in Psychosis (JSIGP), featuring a presentation by Professor Christopher Cook on ‘The Significance of Hearing Voices’ will be held on Wednesday November 25th 2015 from 5.30 – 7PM in the Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University (30 on this map).

Christopher Cook is Professor of Theology and Religion at Durham University and a leading member of the Hearing the Voice team.

Abstract: Auditory verbal hallucinations are significant for different people in different ways. In particular, the “meaning” of AVHs is very different for voice hearers and for mental health professionals. Voices – which are usually not understood as being AVHs – also play a significant part within spiritual and religious traditions. Consideration will be given here primarily to the significance of voice hearing within the context of the Christian tradition. The relevance of this to working with mental health service users and others who hear voices will be considered.

All welcome. If you would like to attend this event, please register using our online form.

About the Joint Special Interest Group in Psychosis

The Durham University and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust Joint Special Interest Group for Psychosis (JSIGP) was set up in 2011 with the aim of fostering dialogue between mental health professionals, service users, academic researchers and students.  It is open to anyone, but meetings 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.

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.