NEC's Hearing Voices Curriculum is now available as a virtual training, including an electronic version of the Instructor's Guide and instructions for conducting the training online. Click here for more information.
Originally developed by Dr. Pat Deegan, the NEC Hearing Voices Curriculum now includes updates developed by Dr. Dan Fisher, Oryx Cohen, and Digital Eyes Film.
For listings of online and phone supports during this time check out PeerGalaxy, Western Mass RLC's Listing of Online and Phone Supports, and Peerly Human. In these times of fear, uncertainty and increased isolation, NEC
NEC Response to COVID-19
Recording Now Available: The Importance of Cultural Diversity, Equity, and Intersectionality in Peer Work
Presenters: Chacku Mathai and Sae Kim
Moderator: Oryx Cohen
In this webinar we will be discussing the importance of cultural diversity, equity, and intersectionality in doing peer work, specifically within peer-run organizations. When we fail to include diverse voices and recognize that mental health can look quite different depending on where you come from and your unique experiences, the quality of peer work is severely diminished. On the flip side, when we look through the lens of inclusion, there is so much to be learned about our collective and individual mental health from the wide range of experience and culture that makes up humanity . Having this awareness enhances peer work because then we are able to go beyond our own experience and what has worked for us and our own culture, and support others to find their own paths. In the webinar, we will go over the meaning of all of these concepts in more detail and take a look at where we have been and where we hope to go.
Recording Now Available: Peer Respites – Research and Practice
Peer respites are a short-term, voluntary crisis support programs staffed by people with lived experience of emotional distress and mental health challenges, where individuals in crisis can receive care in a home-like, compassionate environment. Peer respite centers can be utilized as a diversion from psychiatric hospitalization or as a supplemental support in addition to traditional mental health services. In this webinar, presenter Morgan Pelot will discuss the research on the effectiveness of peer respites and the evidence supporting them. Presenter Sae Kim will discuss a practical application of this literature at the Monarch House, a peer respite in Wisconsin. Sae will also cover how peer respites are responding to COVID-19 and how these crisis services are valuable during this time of quarantine.
Webinar: Emotional CPR Brings Hope, Life and Community to a Sad World
British Columbia Psychosocial Rehabilitation | Advanced Practice is very pleased to announce a webinar with Dr. Daniel Fisher CEO of The National Empowerment Center, and Shontelle Prokipcak from Mental Health and Addiction Services of Ottawa! Click here for the webinar overview
Recent Interview with NEC’s Dan Fisher on Polish Radio Station
Daniel Fisher was recently interviewed in Katowice,Poland by a TV station. There is an introduction in Polish, but rest of interview is in English with translation into Polish. See below for the interview.
Updated Hearing Voices Curriculum Now Available!
Originally developed by Dr. Pat Deegan, the NEC Hearing Voices Curriculum now includes updates developed by Dr. Dan Fisher, Oryx Cohen, and Digital Eyes Film. In addition to the original simulation exercises, the updates include a new DVD featuring one of the co-founders of the Hearing Voices Network, Dr. Marius Romme, as well as testimony from voice hearers themselves. The updated curriculum includes new discussion questions that will help participants better understand how they can support voice hearers after the training.
For more information about the curriculum click here.
Learn more about the updated Hearing Voices Curriculum in the video below.
Resource of the Week
One of a series of materials produced by the Evaluation [email protected] This compendium provides a resource of current recovery and recovery-related instruments for adult mental health system stakeholders to use in research and evaluation particularly towards the end of identifying evidence-based practices. [Click to view Measuring the Promise (PDF – 7,917KB, 254 pages)]
Daniel B. Fisher is co-author of Psychiatry Online article on Virtual Support for Recovery
NEC Now Hosting Empower! Radio Show
Dan Fisher and Oryx Cohen are now hosting a monthly radio show on Unity Radio, WUTY 102.9 FM, Worcester’s Community Connection! Be sure to check out the latest episode!