With the support of Hearing the Voice, a large interdisciplinary voice-hearing research project based at Durham University, Mind in Camden travelled up to Durham in February to deliver a 3 day Hearing Voices Facilitation training to prisons and secure units in the North-East. Participants included staff from HMP/YOI Low Newton, HMP/YOI Doncaster and Roseberry Park Hospital.
‘I’m very excited to be setting up a Hearing Voices peer support group in prison,’ says Dr Mary Hughes, Counselling Psychologist at HMP/YOI Low Newton from Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation in Durham. ‘Peer support groups can challenge the isolation and stigma people who hear voices can experience, and give people real hope for the future.’
We’re really excited to be supporting the development of this North East network, and look forward to returning in July to deliver a follow-up training.