Posts by Victoria

'Secret smoking'

The Mental Health Foundation has this month published the results of a survey which suggests the ban on smoking in inpatient units has been highly problematic, and has lead to ‘secret smoking’. You can read the full report here on the Mental Health Foundation website.   I began working as a CPN when the ban […]


Birmingham City University – Recovery forum

  We are planning to start a Recovery Forum at Birmingham City University.  In January I contributed a post about the Hearing Voices module that had been running throughout the autumn term.  The course gave students an introduction to the work of Marius Romme and Sandra Escher, whose work has inspired the Hearing Voices Network.  […]


Listening to Voices

We have just finished teaching the Hearing Voices Module for post registration nurses, which can be taken as part of the ‘top-up’ to a degree qualification, or as a stand-alone course.  We felt privileged to have a very keen cohort of students made up of CPNs, OTs, staff nurses, and support workers, many of whom […]