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Hearing Voices & Alternative Realities Group Facilitation (3 days)

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many events listed on this website are likely to be cancelled. Please contact specific event organisers for up to date information on whether or not the event will go ahead.

Zoom Training
Timings include substantial breaks from zoom.
Session 1: Friday 29 October (10am-3.30pm)
Session 2: Friday 5 November (10am-3.30pm)
Session 3: Friday 12 November(10am-3.30pm)
Registration entails a commitment to attend all three sessions.
Suitable both for professionals and for those with lived experience of voices, visions or beliefs. For anyone looking to enhance existing facilitation skills or to learn from scratch. User-survivors, support workers, psychologists, nurses & O.T.'s all welcome.
Peer support groups are an established and valuable resource for people who experience voices, visions and other unusual sensory perceptions or alternative realities. Groups provide a safe space to share individual viewpoints, support each other, and find ways of making sense of experiences.
The majority of groups take place in the community, but others can be found embedded for example in hospitals, in prisons & in Early Intervention teams. When lockdown came in March 2020 there were upwards of 30 Hearing Voices or Paranoia & Beliefs Groups across the capital, and across the nation roughly 180. Hearing Voices Networks are flourishing in >26 countries.
We will look at the benefits and challenges of holding peer support groups online, and provide space to explore different ways of facilitating online. This course will help you get a sense of how setting up and facilitating an online group might work. It can also be a practical starting point for creating an online version of what was previously a face-to-face group.
The content will also include:
  • Exploring diverse understandings of voices, visions, beliefs & ‘psychosis’
  • Coping strategies and pathways to recovery
  • Rethinking power & empowerment
  • Practical group facilitation skills and problem solving
  • Hearing Voices Network ethos
FREE - No charge if you do *not* have an organisation willing to pay for your place, and are someone who experiences voices/visions or alternative realities.
£90 - Reduced Price - If you are on a low income, or from a racialised/BAME background, or from the LGBTQIA+ community. In cases of real hardship we may be able to offer payment by instalments and/or a reduction in price. If you need help in this way, please email We stand alongside those whom society disadvantages.
£120 - Standard Price - For self-funding individuals where you are comfortably able to meet your basic needs.
£180 - For people whose place can be paid for by a Voluntary Sector organisation.
£250 - For people whose place can be paid for by a Private Healthcare or NHS organisation.
*The full fee will be chargeable if you cancel less than 7 days before the event
If your organisation needs an invoice, or for any other help with booking, please contact John Wetherell. Email:
Event time 
Repeats every week 3 times.
Oct 29th
Nov 5th
Nov 12th