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The world hearing voices congress
The theme of this conference is Hearing voices: journeys to understanding - sharing experience, expertise and wisdom.
This conference will:
- learn from people with lived experience of hearing voices and recovery
- learn from leading researchers and recovery practitioners
- community, clinical, family and lived experience - all talking together
- confront stigma, myths and old assumptions about voices.
The conference is aimed at:
- people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual experiences
- consumers or service users
- mental health clinical professionals: nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, GPs, social workers
- community mental health workers: outreach workers, key workers, peer workers,support workers, case workers, housing workers, alcohol and other drugs (AOD) workers, counsellors
- carers, friends, family and partners
- academics, students and researchers.
Indigenous content includes:
- featured panel: Indigenous perspectives about hearing voices - Grandmother Gnin, Auntie Di Kerr, Lindy Moffatt, Lesley NiaNia, Wiremu NiaNIa and Dr Lewis Mehl-Madrona
- featured workshop: partnership between Maori healing knowledges and European/pakeha psychiatry.
- speakers: Wiremu NiaNia, Lesley NiaNia and Dr Allister Bush
- Sacred Voice Theatre - with Dr Lewis Mehl Madrona
- talking circle - with Phoenix Arrien.
Call for abstracts close Wednesday 10 July 2013.
Early bird registrations close Wednesday 31 July 2013.