Working with Voices
This immersive one-day workshop equips participants with the tools and confidence to support people who experience voice hearing.
Working with Voices is designed to build better understanding, acceptance and support in front-line staff working in the mental health and social service sectors.
The workshop includes a simulated experience of hearing voices, where participants are asked to perform everyday tasks, participate in a simulated treatment program, undertake a ‘mental status exam’ and take a test at the ‘psychological testing centre’ while hearing voices.
Group discussion and reflection helps participants to process their experience and transfer learnings into the work environment.
Working with Voices is delivered by passionate lived experience trainer, musician and writer Arana Pearson.
- Gain a better understanding of the challenges people with a psychiatric disability face.
- Respond sensitively to the experience of hearing voices.
- Understand voice profiling: identifying the difference between voices that are distressing and other voices.
- Establish a safe, respectful environment to promote open communication.
- Support people to develop coping strategies.
Who is this for?
- Mental health workers
- Community sector workers
- AOD workers
- Anyone supporting people who are voice-hearers
“An original, refreshing, consumer-led day that was filled with insight, humour and lived experience. Arana is a fantastic presenter with energy and knowledge,” Course participant