Hearing Voices Network NSW

For people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual perceptions

Author: Douglas Holmes

First Day Back From my Oversea Trip

This It is my first day back from my oversea trip to USA including attending Hearing Voices World Congress in Boston in August. Intervoice will have a range of videos of the Keynotes and I would encourage you to have a look at their website www.intervoiceonline.org

I have moved to Boolaroo in Lake Macquarie and will only coming to Sydney twice a month to do business for Hearing Voices Network NSW: this will include on the 2nd Friday of the Month and for the Management Committee meeting on the third Wednesday of the month.

The management committee has there next meeting on Wednesday 22 September and we will be finalising the date for the AGM in December plus a workshop that will be held in the Inner West earlier in the day to look at how HVN NSW will adopt the Hearing Voices Network Group Charter, information about the Group Charter has been included In the HVN eNews – I will be resending the Mailchimp later today.

Next Thursday is World Hearing Voices day and I will be part of a Zoom Video Conference hookup in Wallaroo, SA at the 2017 Recovery Camp – the information for the event is in the eNews below.

I was privileged to attend a couple of Hearing Voices Group while visiting the USA and felt very much at home, it was good to see that they have used a similar format to how we run the groups here in NSW.

I was also very pleased to receive information that a grant we had worked on with ARAFMI Central Coast was successful and this will allow us to work on building the network across the Central Coast.

I spoke with Voice Vic yesterday and their training will be going ahead on 27/28 September – more information about the training is available on our website and there is room for a few spaces.

A couple of other things have come up that I am excited about we now have a voice hearer led group in Orange and I may get to updating the website information today.

The other things relate to two NGO’s talking with me at the TheMHS conference last week in Sydney about how HVN NSW can assist them to setup groups for some of their clients

I would appreciate if you could pass this information on to others in your networks that may have an interest in the Hearing Voices approach

Although I will only be in Sydney twice each month I can be reached on my mobile 041 346 4469 ordouglas.holmes@mh-worx.com however if I am in a meeting or its not before 6 pm it will go to voice message and I will get to it a latter time

Regards

 

Douglas Holmes

Chairperson

Hearing Voices Network NSW

Level 5, 80 Williams Street

Wolloomooloo, NSW, 2011

Ph 02 9339 6017

Voices Vic Training coming to NSW

Hearing Voices Network NSW is working with Voices Vic to bring their training to Sydney, so please start promoting amongst your networks!

The dates are from Wednesday 27th September to Friday 29th September at Collective Purpose.

This link to register or for more information: https://www.regonline.com.au/ultimatehearingvoicestrainingsydney2017

The Hearing Voices Approach 2 Day training has recently been endorsed by both the;

  • The Australian Association of Social Workers for 14 hours of CPD points  
  • The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses for 11 CPE points

My response to Dirk re email

Thanks Dirk

Yes it is painful, however there are Voice Hearers and their supporters across Australia that have been actively working on developing a formal network in Australia. Some are in this email conversation that Lyn sent out.

Since 2013 I have been using a WordPress blog to engage interested people about forming a national; network across Australia.

To check on progress with the network have a look at the site www.ozvoices.org

Dirk I will be in Boston for the World Congress, hope we can talk then

Regards

Douglas Holmes

President

Hearing Voices Network NSW

www.voicesnsw.com.au

I received this email from Lyn Mahboub today

Dear all,

It is with regret that I am writing to advise that the Hearing Voices Network Australia (HVNA) website is no longer live. Some weeks ago Richmond Wellbeing made a decision to take the site down due to little traffic reported and also due to a decision to no longer participate in the national scene here in Australia. Richmond currently remains funded by the Western Australian Mental Health Commission to run the HVN Western Australia (HVNWA) which operates as a program of Richmond Wellbeing (in a similar way that Voices Vic operates within Prahran Mission in Victoria). HVNWA’s website has also been taken down as HVNWA has been integrated into the Richmond Wellbeing site.

As many of you will know Richmond Wellbeing has a new CEO as of 12 months now and so new strategic priorities have been set.

Our thanks and gratitude remain strong and deep to our former CEO Joe Calleja who championed the HV work in Australia since 2005 till his semi-retirement in 2016. My role has been scaled back to focus more within the Western Australian scene, however, I am personally supportive of the Australian grass roots steering group which is working toward developing a national entity.

We invite you, as you find the time, to take down any links you have to HVNA.

Please share this information with relevant people who I may have missed or may not have their email addresses.

Warm regards
Lyn
Please note I work Tuesday – Friday across all our services.

RICHMOND WELLBEING_TAGLINE
Lyn Mahboub
Strategic Recovery Advisor & Hearing Voices Network Liaison

T 08 9350 8800
M 0448 014 307 E Lyn.Mahboub@rw.org.au

A 29 Manning Rd, Cannington WA 6107
P PO Box 682, Bentley WA 6982
W www.rw.org.au