The Hearing Voices Network (Dundee) is keen to raise awareness and encourage understanding of the voice hearing experiences, and the impact these can have on those who have experienced voices, visions, paranoia, delusional thinking and other symptoms of psychosis. We also want to continue to promote the message that it is possible to have a diagnosis of a mental illness and live a fulfilling life along with the symptoms.
The Training Team is made up of volunteers with lived experiences of mental illness, whom offer a unique and personal insight into the path of recovery. They intend to provide strategies for coping with the illness, as well as to inform of things that may help or hinder the process of recovery.
We do not intend to replace traditional teaching, textbooks or training methods. Instead, we seek to strengthen and build upon the understanding and awareness students and professionals may have gathered through the more traditional teaching methods.
The training can be tailored to fit the organisations needs and availabilities. The sessions last for approximately 2 hours, and cost £75 for groups of 12 or less people, and £100 for larger ones.
Organisations that have worked in partnership with the training team in the past include:
- University of Dundee Medical School
- University of Abertay Dundee Mental Health Nursing Richmond Fellowship
- University of Aberdeen, Counselling Course Dundee City Counci, Mental Health Officers
- Pillar Kincardine