1 in 12 young people hear voices. One of the great problems is that nobody talks about it. To help open a dialogue, the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing, in conjunction with the UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems are holding an evening for young people who hear voices, their families & supporters. The evening will offer people an opportunity to meet other young people who hear voices or see visions. People can find out how people can learn to cope with difficult voices and visions, and hear from people who have recovered.
The evening offers an opportunity to challenge the stigma around voices and visions – the time has come to break the taboo!
Attendees will be able to take part in creative activities – and learn more about the Voice Collective project in the UK and tell us what extra support is needed over here.
Parents, family members, friends & youth workers are welcome at this event. Come along and you’ll have the chance to share your experiences, gain support and pick up some new tips or ideas.
The evening will be facilitated by Rai Waddingham who set up an innovative project supporting young people who hear voices/see visions, and their families. Rai has personal experience of hearing voices and seeing visions since her youth, but now has found ways of dealing with them.
Date: 28th April 2016
Time: 6.00 – 7.30 pm
Venue: UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems, University College Dublin
MORE INFORMATION, OR TO BOOK YOUR PLACE, CONTACT: Ann Sheridan,
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 01 7166427