STARTING & SUSTAINING HEARING VOICES & PARANOIA SUPPORT GROUPS: BOOKED OUT
Sorry this workshop is now BOOKED OUT
The IIMHN is pleased to announce a TWO-DAY SKILLS’ BASED WORKSHOP (6th and 7th December 2018) with a FOLLOW-UP DAY (1st April 2019)
Venue: School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University
Funded by the Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Unit and the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing
Facilitator: Peter Bullimore, an internationally renowned voices and paranoia trainer
Background to the Workshop:
There are now a number of Hearing Voices Groups in Ireland (www.hearingvoicesnetworkireland.ie )
To continue the development of a network of Hearing Voices Groups, a 2-day training programme for people interested in becoming group facilitators is now again available. A follow-up 1 day workshop is also provided to provide support and guidance for those who have completed the training and are facilitating a group. Please note that you should be able to commit to both sets of workshops.
This is a free workshop, funded by the Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Unit (NMPDU) and organised by the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing (www.iimhn.ie ).
Aim of the Workshop:
A 2-day workshop for mental health staff and people with lived experience who want to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate a Hearing Voices Support Group. On completion of the workshop, participants will be expected to start a hearing voices group or co-facilitate an existing group. A 1-day follow-up workshop in April will provide support and guidance for those who have completed the training in their endeavours to set-up and facilitate groups.
- Hopes & fears of starting a group
- Why start a group?
- Therapy or therapeutic group
- Ground rules & starting points
- The role of the facilitator
- Benefits of a group
- Understanding group members & communication skills
- Conflict management & coping with difficult members
- Extending the group
- Reviewing the group
- What are the challenges & rewards?
- Support for facilitators
This workshop is targeted primarily at mental health nurses, whose applications will be prioritised, but applications are also open to other mental health workers and people who experience voices, visions and paranoia.