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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

[UK] Train to Facilitate a Peer Support Group for Paranoia & Beliefs


Why not set up a new kind of peer support group?
where unusual or distress-related beliefs can be discussed openly

We are looking for professionals and people with lived experience 
interested in learning how to facilitate

4-day facilitation training course
24th, 25th 30th July & 1st Aug 2014

apply using attached application form
deadline for applications: 11th July 2014

for people aiming to set up and facilitate a Paranoia & Beliefs Peer Support Group

FREE for people with lived experience of paranoia
£170 per person for Voluntary Organisations
£220 per person for Statutory Organisations

The London Paranoia & Beliefs Project launched in February 2012, and is run by Mind in Camden in association with the National Paranoia Network. Mind in Camden is known for its previous success establishing a London-wide network of groups for people who hear voices. Hearing Voices Groups are founded on an ethos of acceptance and validation, providing a safe space where members can share without fear of judgement, and where their experiences are understood as having personal meaning. The London Paranoia & Beliefs Project aims to develop a similar network of peer support groups for people experiencing paranoia or distress related to beliefs. There are now 10 such groups currently running in London, and another 6 in preparation – where beliefs can be explored, common ground discovered, and coping strategies shared.

We can support you to set up your own Paranoia & Beliefs peer support group: exactly how is detailed in the attached ‘Project Info for Partners’. Your group will need a minimum of two trained facilitators, and we will be offering 1 more facilitation training course after this one (dates: October 9th, 10th, 15th & 17th).

Amnesty International UK
Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard

Your help distributing the flyer would be greatly appreciated.

Looking forward to your applications

with best wishes

John Wetherell
Project Assistant
020 7241 8978

London Paranoia & Beliefs Project
run in partnership with the National Paranoia Network

Mind in Camden
Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Road, London, NW1 9LQ

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