Part 1 - The Hearing Voices Approach
9:00am - 12:30pm
What is it like to hear voices or experience beliefs that others consider to be unusual or unreal? Does
hearing voices or having unusual experiences mean one is mentally ill? The Hearing Voices Approach is a contemporary framework that seeks to move beyond limiting beliefs about hearing voices. While living with or gaining mastery over one’s voices is considered a relatively new concept in Australia, for the last 25 years Social Psychiatrists and other experts by both profession and experts by experience worldwide have been helping people who hear distressing voices on their journey towards recovery. Understanding the voice hearing experience is critical for anyone working in the mental health arena.
Gain an awareness of what it is like to hear voices
Understand the history and basis of the ‘Hearing Voices Movement’
Gain an understanding of The Hearing Voices Approach
Part 2 - Helping People Who Hear Voices
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Knowing about the Hearing Voices movement and the Approach to Hearing Voices goes a long way towards assisting Voice Hearers. At this workshop you will learn the strategies that have been developed within the Hearing Voices movement, that have assisted hundreds of people, worldwide in making sense of their voices, visions & other unusual perceptions. Using these new skills will provide valuable support to a person’s journey of recovery.
Practice skills and acquire strategies that help voice hearers with the distress that can come from these experiences
Learn strategies for workers, carers, families and voice hearers that support recovery
- Gain an understanding of working within the Hearing Voices Approach
These sessions would be suitable for:
- Health Professionals
- Interested Family Members and Friends
Please note - If a full day session is purchased, lunch will be provided for those attendees.
When & Where
New Name – New Tagline! Richmond Fellowship of WA is now
Richmond Wellbeing: Sharing the Journey
Richmond Wellbeing is a non-government organisation in Western Australia that participates in providing a Recovery-promoting environment for people with a diagnosable mental illness.
Richmond Wellbeing is well known for programs that integrate the key elements of recovery with accommodation and support services such as recreational activities, guidance on practical living skills and intensive counselling to give participants the confidence and skills they need to recover from mental illness and meet the daily challenges of life outside an institution.
Building on a solid base of accommodation support programs which provide community based housing and skills development support in a non-institutional environment, Richmond Wellbeing is expanding its services to include assistance in employment, training, and consulting for the community and corporate sector.
Richmond Wellbeing is driven by an innovative strategic plan and caring staff that are steadfastly committed to their consumers' recovery, and continually develops its programs so participants receive the very best in recovery services.
Please note that concession card identification will not be used for any other purposes than ID verification
Richmond Wellbeing is conducting a media campaign to try to get 1000 people to make a pledge that people can and do recover. To pledge your support, visit http://www.rw.org.au/pledge/ to support this process.
Joe Calleja - CEO