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Every day life with voice: Help to develop a new online resource about voice-hearing

Date: 03 May 2018 - 13:30 to 04 May 2018 - 15:30
Location: Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London, SE1 ORB

Do you hear or sense things others don't?

Be part of this focus group, which will gather ideas about coping strategies, as well as personal statements and stories about what everyday life is like for people who do. 

It may be that 'hearing voices' is not the right/best way to describe your experiences. Open Minded Online  would love to hear from people who have experiences such as: djins, ghosts, schizophrenia, auditory hallucinations, persecution, electronic harassment, intrusive thoughts, thought transmissions, inner voices, spirit guides, ancestors, and invisible presences.

The information collected at the focus groups will help us to develop Integrated Voices – a new website that will help people find clear, balanced and comprehensive information about hearing voices. The website is being developed in collaboration with voicehearers by Durham University's Hearing the Voice project.

This interactive workshop will look at things like:

  • How would you describe the things you experience?
  • What is your daily life like with these experiences?
  • How do you cope with your experiences?
  • What are helpful ways of talking with friends or family about your experiences?
  • Do your experiences affect your physical health?
  • Have you got any tips or tricks for people who might experience something similar to you?

Travel expenses will be provided. As a small thank you, all participants will also receive £15 in Amazon vouchers.

To book a place:

Please contact Elisabeth at openmindedtraining@gmail.com or 07926685432.

If you can't take part in these events, an online survey for anyone who is interested in this project is available to complete here


Email: info@healthwatchsouthwark.co.uk

Telephone: 0207 358 7005

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