The group and activities we offer are all based around wellbeing and socialising. Isolation has a huge impact on our community and those suffering from mental health within Dundee. The activities we offer fall under two categories, social or support. Our social groups allows people to make new friends and learn skills. The support groups … Continue reading Groups and Activities
Our drop-in centre is helped to run smoothly thanks to our wonderful and caring volunteers, they are the heart of our organisation. Volunteering is a great way to gain confidence, learn new skills, improve your CV and meet new people. We have many different opportunities availability, some of which are: Cafe Assistant Receptionist Allotment/Gardening Assistant … Continue reading Volunteering
Research has shown that there are three phases in Voice Hearing: Starting Phase: Named this way because of the Hearer's discovery of the Voices, which often startles them and cause them to deny the experience and withdraw into themselves. This leads to a sense of isolation, and a fear of madness itself. Coping Organisational Phase: … Continue reading Three Phases of Voice Hearing
We run a wide diversity of projects within our Centre, one of which lies in our wee Café embedded in the heart of our building. Contrary to its modest looks, it actually pays a very important role in the dynamics of our centre. The Cafe is run by our volunteers who work together to provide … Continue reading HaVeN Community Cafe
Considering coping techniques, we have distinguished three types, each of which are relevant to one or more of the three phases that voice hearers go through: Short-Term Techniques (Phase One): Focus on extending control over the voices by agreeing new behaviours with the voice hearer. Medium-Term Techniques (Phase Two): Tackle specific interactions between hearer and … Continue reading 10 Short-Term Coping Techniques
Scottish Mental Health First Aid Training Scottish Mental Health First Aid is based upon an Australian course which was first brought to Scotland in 2003 by Betty Kitchener. Since then over 40,000 have attended the training throughout Scotland and there are over 300 SMHFA instructors in Scotland. The current course was created in 2009. The … Continue reading Scottish Mental Health First Aid Training
The Befriending Training is being funded by Big Lottery.