Working with children & adolescents with voice hearing experiences

The Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing, in conjunction with the HSE Nursing and Midwifery Practice Development Unit, are organising two workshops focusing on working with young people with voice hearing experiences.  The workshops are facilitated by Rachel Waddingham from Voice Collective.  The workshops take place in April 2014, with the first one in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin from 7-9 April, and the second one in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork from 14-16 April.

Applications are now invited from people interested in attending the Cork workshop from 14-16 April 2014 (see for application details for the Dublin workshop). Applications are invited from people who have a genuine interest in facilitating/co-facilitating a group, including 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 mental health staff (supported by the services they 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. There are no cost attached to attending the workshop.

Places on the workshop 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. The application form is attached and can also be found at Please email applications (or enquiries) for the Cork workshop to Harry Gijbels at or post to;

Harry Gijbels, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork