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Date: Venue: Facilitators: Consultant Audience: Registrations close:

29th November 2013, 9am – 4pm Poplar Learning Centre, Parkville, Melbourne Cath Roper, Consumer Academic and Wanda Bennetts, Consumer Anyone involved in working with Consumers. 21 October 2013

Registration forms can be downloaded from our website: Please fax registrations to Western Cluster Administration on (03) 8387 2720 or email: General enquires can be made to the Western Cluster email address noted above or by phone: 8387 273 The Western Education & Training Cluster is a DHS-funded initiative. The World Hearing Voices Congress: Journeys to understanding Intervoice, Prahran Mission & Voices Vic 20-22 November 2013, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre Traditionally held in Europe, this extraordinary conference brings together the world’s leading experts on hearing voices and recovery. It is an event unlike anything else in mental health, filled with hope, innovative thinking and collaboration. This year the congress will be hosted in Melbourne by Voices Vic, Prahran Mission. The congress is consumer-led, but is developed by a working group which also includes members from all mental health disciplines, real practice and the latest research, carers & families, and multicultural & indigenous perspectives.   

Led by voice hearers, but inclusive of every mental health profession, family, friends, partners and carers Learn from those with lived experience, leading researchers and recovery practitioners, community and clinical professionals Confront stigma, myths and old assumptions about voices

Congress themes: Understanding the meaning in madness; innovative research and practice; opening new doors for families, friends and carers; a new era in collaborative consumer leadership; learning together, inviting curiosity about voices. Join the conversation – registrations now open Website:


VOLUME: 2 VMIAC Bldg 1, 22 Aintree Street, Brunswick East 3057 Tel: 03 3980 3900 Fax: 03 9388 1445 E-mail:


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