For this special lecture, we are able to introduce Peter Bullimore, who will be sharing his expertise in working constructively with people experience distressing voices and unusual beliefs or paranoia, including sharing his own experiences of these issues. Peter is a voice hearer who spent ten years as a psychiatric patient enduring many bouts of severe paranoia.
Through learning holistic approaches and with support of the Hearing Voices Network he was able to reclaim his life from the system. He facilitates a hearing voices and paranoia support group in Sheffield. He also runs his own training and consultancy agency, Asylum Associates, and is the founder member of the Paranoia Network.
He delivers teaching on hearing voices and paranoia internationally. He also teaches on the COPE initiative at Manchester University and currently undertakes a research post at the university looking at a collaborative working between voluntary sector organisations and the university, he is also undertaking research into what recovery means from a service user’s perspective.
He co-authored the workbook Asking the Questions with Paul Hammersley and John Read, a guidebook around childhood trauma. The Maastricht Interview schedule on Paranoia was written by Peter Bullimore, Professor Marius Romme and Dr Sandra Escher
This event will be open to students across London and will be a fantastic networking opportunity. Refreshments will be provided and a proportion of ticket sales will be made as a donation towards the National Paranoia Network, helping to continue their important work. There will also be an opportunity to find out more about the training Peter and his associates offer.