Troubling beliefs and paranoia can be linked with a range of life experiences and diagnoses – far beyond those of psychosis. Whether this is the fear of contamination, the belief in one’s invincibility, feeling targeted by the government or feeling convinced that one has a terrible illness, troubling beliefs can severely limit a young person’s life and be difficult to explore or work with.
This workshop provides a unique inside look at such difficult beliefs, exploring ways of:
- understanding difficult beliefs
- talking about difficult beliefs with young people
- developing coping strategies
- making sense of beliefs in the context of someone’s life experiences
- dealing with challenging situations
This workshops is one of a series of youth workshops funded by Nursing and Midwifery Planning Development Unit, Health Services Executive – North. It is organised by the Irish Institute of Mental Health Nursing and the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUIG.
Attendance at this course, or one of the other two provided in the same week, provides eligability to attend a subsequent 2 day peer support group for young people facilitation training course.
These workshops are open to anyone with an interest in supporting vulnerable young peopel, including: nurses, OTs, social workers, psychiatrists, peer support workers, youth workers, counsellors, therapists, mentors, CAMHS/EIS, substance mis-use workers and people from the voluntary sector. Applications from nurses are prioritised.
Apply by completing the following form and returning to Siobhan Smyth at NUIG.