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Sheffield residents will take law into own hands over criminal teen street gangs police warned

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-residents-will-take-law-into-own-hands-over-criminal-teen-street-gang-police-warned-1-7288845

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Normalising The Experiences of Voices, Visions & Paranoia – Two Day Skills Based Workshop

 

Normalising the Experiences of Voices, Visions & Paranoia
Two-day skills based workshop delivered jointly by Paranoia Network UK , Hearing Voices Network, Sheffield, and the Institute of Mental Health .
(This workshop is targeted at all mental health workers, criminal justice personnel, third sector agencies and people who experience voices, visions and paranoia)
 
Venue
The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane , Liverpool L1 3BT – 5th and 6th  September 2013
                                        Facilitators: Pete Bullimore and Chris Tandy
Workshop Content
Day 1
·         The problem with diagnosis
  • Making sense of paranoia
  • The three stages of paranoia
  • Making sense of ‘delusion’
  • Trauma and paranoia
Day 2
  • History of understanding voices and visions using a psychiatric perspective
  • The difficulty with diagnosis
  • Limitations of traditional therapy
  • The three stages of voices
  • Trauma and unusual experiences
  • Understanding voices and visions
  • Helpful approaches
Workshop Outcomes
Day 1
  • Gain a contemporary understanding of paranoia and other alternative beliefs.
  • Gain a critical understanding of current bio-medical constructs of paranoia.
  • Construct a collaborative understanding of paranoia with service users in a respectful, ethical and therapeutic manner.
  • Understand the potential connection between trauma and paranoia.
Day 2
·         Take a critical and thoughtful     perspective on traditional ways of understanding voice hearing and visions.
·         Understand the potential pitfalls of the claims made from other therapies.
·         Take a respectful and ethical approach to the experience of voice hearing and visions.
·         Understand the potential connection between trauma and voice hearing and visions.
·         Develop new ways of talking to and working with people who experience voices and visions.
 
Some quotes of previous attendees from these workshops:
 ‘A truly inspiring training experience. This gave me so many useful strategies ideas for working with voice hearers’
‘Gained a really good understanding of ways to work with someone with Paranoia’
‘The concepts of frozen terror and the trapped trauma model have made me revaluate how I work with people in practice’.
 ‘Excellent trainers who have the expertise of lived experience and working across a broad range of mental health practice settings’’
 
Costs (for both days): Full time employed £150, Part-time £60, Unwaged £30
 
Apply now: please email Karen Sugars karen.sugars@nottshc.nhs.uk 
 
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Making Sense of Voices – Paranoia – Starting Support Groups

Making Sense of: Voices & Paranoia & Starting Support Groups

Two-day skills based workshop delivered by National Paranoia Network

15th & 16th May 2013

Venue: The First Floor Office, Victoria House, Victoria Viaduct, Carlisle(Above Tesco)

Time 10am-4.30pm

Facilitators: Peter Bullimore, Chris Tandy and Kate Crawford

Workshop Content
Day 1

  • History of understanding hearing voices and paranoia beyond a psychiatric perspective
  • The three stages of voice hearing
  • Voice profiling
  • Focussing Techniques
  • Coping Strategies
  • Making sense of paranoia
  • The three stages of paranoia
  • Making sense of ‘Unusual Beliefs’
  • Trauma and paranoia
  • Personal Experience of recovery
  • Deconstructing voices
Day 2

  • What are self-help groups?
  • Why start a group?
  • Getting started
  • Getting into the group
  • Facilitation
  • Developing communication skills
  • Coping with difficult members
  • Keeping going

Workshop Outcomes
Day 1

    • Take a critical and thoughtful     perspective on traditional ways of understanding voice hearing and paranoia.
    • Understand the potential connection between trauma voice hearing and paranoia.
    • Gain a contemporary understanding of paranoia and other alternative beliefs.
    • Construct a collaborative understanding of hearing voices and paranoia with service users in a respectful, ethical and therapeutic manner.
Day 2

  • To gain skills to set up and sustain support groups.
  • To equip staff with the skills and knowledge to understand and support their clients experiences within a group setting
  • To help service users gain a better insight into their experience by attending the support groups, enabling them to continue to get peer support from each other outside of the group.

 

Making Sense of: Voices, Paranoia & Starting Groups

This workshop is targeted at all mental health workers, criminal justice personnel, third sector agencies and people who experience voices, and paranoia. Costs are £40 (unwaged/student), £50 (part-time), and £80 (waged)

Apply now: Linda Whiting, Workshop Administrator, lindawhiting54@yahoo.co.uk

Tel 07763652490: peterbullimore@yahoo.co.uk Tel 07590837694

Please forward cheques/ invoicing details to National Paranoia Network, Address Limbrick Centre, Limbrick Road, Sheffield S6 2PE or email details to lindawhiting54@yahoo.co.uk

www.nationalparanoianetwork.org

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Eradicating Fear From Traumas in Childhood

 

NATIONAL PARANOIA NETWORK

IN ASSOCIATION WITH  Dr BOB

JOHNSON & SUE JOHNSON

Present a Half Day Workshop

ERADICATING FEAR FROM TRAUMAS in CHILDHOOD

An Introductory Workshop to a new model of human emotional development

Child terrors persist because the sufferer is too terrified to see they’re now over.”

This workshop will enhance your skills in asking about, understanding and working

With past fears & traumas.

 

Wednesday 20th March 2013

1pm – 5:00pm

 

Venue: Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS

 

Facilitators: Dr Bob Johnson, Sue Johnson & Peter Bullimore: Expert by Experience

This workshop is open to professionals, carers and people with self experience or anyone who has an interest in Trauma & Fear

 

Topics will include:

Identifying the Frozen Terror, Understanding Flash Surfacings, Exploring Infantism

& Helping a Person Take Control

 

 

Rates: Full Time £45, Part Time or Student £30.00, Unwaged £ 15.00 Please Specify

 

Cheques made payable to NATIONAL PARANOIA NETWORK

Email: lindawhiting54@yahoo.co.uk Tel 07763652490/ 07590837694

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Making Sense Of Unusual Experiences: Voices, Visions and Paranoia

 

A two-day skills based workshop delivered jointly by Paranoia Network UK, Hearing Voices Network, Sheffield, and the Institute of Mental Health.
Venues
14 and 15 November 2012
Duncan Macmillan House, Mapperley,
10 and 11 December 2012
Bevan House, Springwell Road,
Leeds
Facilitators: Pete Bullimore, Chris Tandy and Kieran Fahy
Workshop Content
Day 1
The problem with diagnosis
Making sense of paranoia
The three stages of paranoia
Making sense of ‘delusion’
Trauma and paranoia
Day 2
History of understanding voices and visions using a psychiatric perspective
The difficulty with diagnosis
Limitations of traditional therapy
The three stages of voices
Trauma and unusual experiences
Understanding voices and visions
Helpful approaches
Workshop Outcomes
Day 1
Gain a contemporary understanding of paranoia and other alternative beliefs.
Gain a critical understanding of current bio-medical constructs of paranoia.
Construct collaborative understanding of paranoia with service users in a respectful, ethical and therapeutic manner.
Understand the potential connection between trauma and paranoia.
Day 2
Take a critical and thoughtful perspective on traditional ways of understanding voice hearing and visions.
Understand the potential pitfalls of the claims made from other therapies.
Take a respectful and ethical approach to the experience of voice hearing and visions.
Understand the potential connection between trauma and voice hearing and visions.
Develop new ways of talking to and working with people who experience voices and visions.
This workshop is targeted at all mental health workers, criminal justice personnel, third sector agencies and people who experience voices, visions and paranoia.
Costs are £10 (non-waged), £30 (part-time employed), and £75 (waged).
Apply now:
Suzanne Howard, Workshop Administrator, 01777 247284, mobile 0791 7837430 and email suzanne.howard@nottshc.nhs.uk

 
 
 
 
 

 

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Were You Into Music Whilst A Student At The University of Sheffield?

 

Were you into music whilst a student at The University of Sheffield?

Do you have any memories or photos you would like to share for an exhibition?

Do It Thissen is an exhibition of record sleeves, photographs and fanzines from the Sheffield and South Yorkshire music scene 1978–1982. We’re preparing the material now and we need your help! The exhibition is taking place in late September and is part of the University of Sheffield’s Festival of the Mind.

We’ve got records from all the local bands, Cabaret Voltaire, Human League, Clock DVA, Vice Versa and many others. We’re focusing on post-punk and emphasising links between students and the city. Do It Thissen is, of course, ‘do it yourself’ in Yorkshire English.

What we’re looking for is your photos and memories of that time, especially if you were into music or even better, were in a band. We’ve set up a Facebook group to share photos and recollections. The curators would love to use anything at all. They can be of anything, you and your friends, bands, Sheffield, the Union, whatever you recollect. Upload it here and we’ll put it in the exhibition: http://www.facebook.com/DoItThissen

If you’re not on Facebook, then you could email Dr. Matt Cheeseman, one of the curators at matt.cheeseman@sheffield.ac.uk. He’ll upload it to Facebook for you.

Do come along, we’d love to see you. It’s being held in Montgomery Hall on Surrey Street in Sheffield, opposite the Town Hall from Sunday 23rd–Sunday 30th September. The exhibition will also feature work from contemporary artists, who have been asked to respond to the material: Tim Allcard, Couk, Lesley Guy, and Sid & Mallory. The opening, on Saturday 22nd, will feature a talk by Martin Lacey, editor of NMX fanzine (and DJ at the Union’s Now Society) as well as a DJ performance by Jon Downing, one of the exhibition’s curators. There will be all day DJing on Sunday September 23rd, and a record deck on hand during the week. There will also be a showing of Eve Wood’s film, ‘Made In Sheffield’ and other performances planned for the 29th and 30th September.

It’s part of the Festival of the Mind, a collaboration between the City and the University of Sheffield which showcases its cultural strengths. The Festival runs from 20–30 September 2012. For more information please go to http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/festivalofthemind and follow us on Twitter – https://en.twitter.com/FestivalMind

Best wishes,

Matt

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Matt Cheeseman
Research Fellow

School of English
University of Sheffield
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
Sheffield S3 7RA

twitter.com/eine
http://www.einekleine.com

Times Higher Education University of the Year
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Do It Thissen is curated by Dr. Matthew Cheeseman and Jon Downing. Jon is a DJ, record collector and archivist. Born in Rotherham, he was in London for punk, and moved back to Sheffield in 1978. The exhibited material is drawn from his collection. He will be DJing throughout the opening weekend. Matthew is a Research Fellow in the School of English at the University of Sheffield. His interests are themed around youth, pleasure, Higher Education, music, intoxication and media. He was the Theorist in Residence for the Sheffield Publicity Department’s Sheffield Music City book, which will be for sale at the exhibition. His work, including an essay written about Do It Thissen can be read on his blog – http://www.einekleine.com/.

 

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