Hearing Voices Support Group
Presented by Samantha Kent, Sophie Wright, and Mark Dibben.
Do you hear voices, or know someone who does?
You are not alone.
Our Hearing Voices group is a safe, confidential space where you can share freely with other voice hearers, without judgement. Or simply come along and listen. Our six-week programme is facilitated by a peer support worker with lived experience of hearing voices, alongside two peer support volunteers, who will discuss:
How do we cope and live well with our voices?
How do our voices affect our ability to socialise, and what can we do when we feel isolated?
How do we manage in difficult situations?
What emotions do we feel when we hear voices and how do we deal with these emotions?
Come along for a cup of tea, a chat and some friendly faces.
To book a place on the course please call 07739-823140
For more information on hearing voices:
TED Talk by a Voice Hearer: https://www.ted.com/talks/eleanor_longden_the_voices_in_my_head (or alternatively https://youtu.be/syjEN3peCJw)
It explains what it is like to hear voices, where to go for help if you need it, and what others can do to support someone who is struggling with hearing voices.
Understanding Voices: https://understandingvoices.com/
Explains different approaches to voice-hearing and ways of supporting those who are struggling with the voices they hear.
Sport in Mind
Sport in Mind is an acclaimed independent mental health charity (unaffiliated to Mind) that will provide our participants with fun, weekly drop-in sport and physical activity sessions. The sessions are for people experiencing mental health problems and are available all year round.
Berkshire West Your Way
Berkshire West Your Way provides one to one support, peer support, and a range of social activities. If you live in Reading, Wokingham or West Berks, Your Way could be for you.
Autism Berkshire aim to provide a comprehensive information and advice service on all matters affecting the rights of a child or an adult with autism, and autism related problems including Asperger Syndrome and challenging behaviour. This includes State Benefits, Health & Social Services issues, education, respite care and leisure opportunities.
Depression Xpression is a peer-led social support group for anyone who may be feeling anxious, sad, isolated or depressed. The group is open to all, and is confidential and non-judgmental. You do not need to be referred by anyone.
The second Monday of each month: RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading 7.30pm to 9pm.
The first Wednesday of each month, 7pm at the Salvation Army, Sturges Road, Wokingham.
The last Wednesday of each month: 7.30pm. At C.G.L., 4 Waylen Street, Reading.
Support U is a Reading based charity run by a dedicated team of volunteers specialising in supporting the LGBT+ community on a wide range of issues. They provide help and support through their website, telephone helpline and face-to-face sessions.
Telephone Helpline: 0118-321-9111.