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Support Group for Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices Group meets every 4th Monday of the month

2020 Dates: 25th May, 22nd June, 27th July, 24th August, 28th September, 26th October, 23rd November 2020

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Venue:Online Until Further Notice

About:

Are you distressed by "Hearing voices" or do you support someone who is? The National Psychosis Survey reported that 64,000 people in Australia aged 18–64 had a psychotic illness.

Support Groups for “Hearing Voices” (an umbrella term used to refer to auditory, visual, olfactory, sensory experiences and other beliefs that others around them do not experience) provides an open space for the voice-hearer to feel comfortable, accepted, and openly talk about their personal experiences. The aim of the groups is to develop skills to change their relationship with the voices.  The emphasis is not on eliminating the voices, but rather on transforming the voice hearer’s experiences from confusion and fear to acceptance and recovery.  This aims to provide the skills to shift the power balance from victim to victor in a positive direction. Using The Hearing Voices approach attendees will be equipped with the appropriate information and resources as to how to deal and relieve their distress. The caring and sharing of the group will offer support to people experiencing isolation and loneliness from their mental health challenges and build a network of supports.

Facilitator:Fiona Nguyen currently is working as a Peer Support Facilitator and has 6 years’ experience working in Mental Health facilitating. Support Groups for “Hearing Voices” provide an open space for the voice-hearer to feel comfortable, accepted, and openly talk about their personal experiences. The aim of the groups is to develop skills to change their relationship with the voices.  The emphasis is not on eliminating the voices, but rather on transforming the voice hearer’s experiences from confusion and fear to acceptance and recovery.  This aims to provide the skills to shift the power balance from victim to victor in a positive direction.

Contact us for any questions:  supportgroup@mhfa.org.au or phone 1300 643 287.

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