Thursday, 19 July 2012

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Wellness Recovery Action Plan

Wellness Recovery Action Plan
There is a WRAP programme starting in Threshold in Tallaght on Wednesday mornings for 6 weeks starting on the 5th of September 2012. For more details contact Jenny on 01-4940502

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Gateway Members Art in the Coachouse, Dublin Castle.

Three Day Hearing Voices Group Facilitation & Network Development Training

                      Faciliator: Jacqui Dillon
19, 20 & 21 November 2012

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Aras Moyola, Lecture Room 2

National University of Ireland, Galway.

Funded by the Nursing and Midwifery Planning Development Unit

Health Service Executive

Organised by the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing

An Experiential Workshop for Mental Health Staff and People with Lived Experience who want to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate a Hearing Voices Support Group

Hearing Voices Groups offer a safe place for people to feel accepted and comfortable sharing their experiences of voices, visions, tactile sensations and other unusual experiences and perceptions. People meet together to help and support each other, to exchange information, and to learn from one another. Groups also offer an opportunity for people to accept and “live with voices” in a way that enables them to regain some control over their lives.

Jacqui Dillon is a respected campaigner, writer, international speaker and trainer specialising in hearing voices, ‘psychosis’, dissociation, trauma, abuse, healing and recovery.  She is the national Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England and a Board member of Intervoice – the International Network for Training, Education and Research into Hearing Voices. Jacqui is Honorary Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London. Along with Professor Marius Romme and Dr Sandra Escher she is the co-editor of Living with Voices, an anthology of 50 voice hearers’ stories of recovery.  She is also co-editor of Demedicalising Misery: Psychiatry, Psychology and the Human Condition, and has published numerous articles and papers; is on the editorial board of the journal Psychosis: Psychological, Social and Integrative Approaches and is a member of the collective for Asylum, the magazine for Democratic Psychiatry. Jacqui is also a voice hearer.  For further information please see

For expressions of interest, application form and further information contact:

Siobhán Smyth
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Aras Moyola

3-Day Hearing Voices Group Facilitation & Network Development Training

Facilitator: Jacqui Dillon

19, 20 & 21 November 2012

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Aras Moyola

Lecture Room 2

National University of Ireland, Galway.

There is an established and emerging body of evidence to support the effectiveness of Hearing Voices Groups.  They offer people who hear voices the opportunity to share their experience and find ways of coping with this experience which can be complementary to other support methods.

There are – as yet – very few Hearing Voices groups in Ireland. In order to continue the development of a network of Hearing Voices Groups, a 3-day training programme for people who are interested in becoming group facilitators has been organised by the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing,  and has been funded by the Nursing and Midwifery Planning Development Unit, Health Service Executive.

The programme takes place on 19, 20 and 21 November in School of Nursing and Midwifery,

Aras Moyola, Lecture Room 2, National University of Ireland, Galway, and is facilitated by Jacqui Dillon. On completion of the training, participants will be expected to start up a hearing voices group and/or co-facilitate an existing group.  It is also envisaged that the programme will lead to the establishment of a network where practising facilitators can meet regularly to share good practice and their experiences.

Expressions of interest are now invited from voice hearers who have a genuine interest in facilitating/co-facilitating a group and from  mental health staff who have agreement and/or opportunities to start a group in the setting in which they work.  Joint applications are specifically welcomed from two voice hearers or voice hearer/mental health staff member (maybe supported by the services they use/work in), who have an interest in starting and facilitating a group. Others interested in starting a group, ideally those who have identified a service willing to support them to establish a group, are also welcome to apply.

Places on the programme are limited and will be allocated on the basis of and ability to attend all 3 days and a willingness and commitment to start a Hearing Voices group

Expression of interest and application forms available from 091 49 2832.  On receipt, please complete either the joint application or the individual application form.  The closing date for applications is Friday 9th November 2012. 

If you would like to discuss making an application and/or would like more information about the programme contact Siobhán at the above email or telephone number.


School of Nursing and Midwifery
Aras Moyola
National University of Ireland, Galway

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Minister Lynch visiting Gateway

Minister Kathleen Lynch will be visiting Gateway drop-in on Thursday this week. She is due to arrive at 3.00pm. All members welcome.

Wellbeing Programme Open Day

Open Day

Wellbeing Course

Community Room, Mount Drummond Court

Monday the 9th of July 2012 at 2.00pm

Come along  and find out about the course and have some tasty healthy food.

When is it?  Starting on the 12th of July 2012. 

16 weeks on Monday and Thursday from 1.00pm to 6.00pm.

Course Fee: 30.00. You can register and pay the course fee at the open day.

For more information please ring Martha on 01 4965558

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