Celebrating the life of Brian Hickman

Asylum Associates and INTERVOICE  would like to invite you to celebrate the life of Brian Hickman

Brian sadly passed away in March 2011.

Brian endured a difficult life but through all adversity he fought for the rights of others he was a great supporter of the Hearing Voices Network, Paranoia Network and Asylum Associates.

He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

The celebration will take place on Easter Monday 25th April which would have been his Birthday

Venue:  the White Hart Public House St Phillips Road Sheffield S3 7JS

Time; 1pm onwards Buffet provided

There will be a raffle and Disco with proceeds going to the NSPCC.

For more information contact Peter Bullimore 07590837694

If you knew Brian and would like to leave a message on the site please do so here.

5 responses to “Celebrating the life of Brian Hickman”

  1. Peter Bullimore

    Brian was my Colleague and Comrade but most of all my friend we travelled many miles together teaching professionals and students about hearing voices and paranoia. I remember the looks on their faces when he told them about his life and recovery. My fondest memory was when we fought the home office to get permission for him to attend a charity event in Sheffield he had helped organise for HVN he was granted permission on the day of the event at 4.30pm. He had a great time it was fantastic at the end of the night to see him heading for his hotel with a belly full of beer a woman on his arm and a kebab in his hand. Those who new Brian will have heard his distinctive laugh it would have us in stitches, where ever you are now Brian I hope you are loved as much as you were here, your memory and courage will live on
    Till we meet again my friend I will not forget you
    Love Peter and Linda x

  2. Kate Crawford

    Brian was my friend and colleague and we also did training together all over Britain on voices and paranoia and we used to have such laughs too. Which was good to have as when you are training and telling people your life story things can get pretty tense. I remember one day after training when me Pete, and Brian were in a lift and i said something funny to which Brian laughed so much that he nearly cried and what a laugh he had as he used to sound like a seal and i would always kid him on that i had a bucket of fish to throw to him to which he would laugh all the more how i will miss our fun times Brian together and our tough times and that you were always there for me no matter what. And i will miss most of all your friendship and you always saying to me and everyone else (Know what i mean) Hope you are in a happier place now Brian and rest in peace as you are with your mum now and most of all you wont be tortured anymore with your voices.
    You are now free Brian
    Love and Miss you so much
    your friend
    Kate Crawford

  3. John Carden

    I knew Brian through his work at Manchester University, and the COPE course. He would offer his services and speak openly about his experiences for the benefit of training students, and their development of CBT skills in their final assessments. You could not help but like Brian, his favourite term, as Kate has identified (know what i mean), would be uttered several times throughout the skills sessions, and even more so when he was getting a bit frustrated with a students responses. Brian would go above and beyond the call of duty, with the work that he helped us with at the University. With this work, Brian has helped many students to gain confidence in delivering interventions to hundreds of service users, who have had similar experiences to him. everyone who knew him at the university will miss him and his time that he gave us.
    I am sure wherever he is, he has got a bottle of coke in his hand,and he is cracking a joke or two

    RIP Brian

    John Carden

  4. Heather Morrison

    I knew Brian at my first job when he was an inpatient and I have always remembered him as one of my ‘favourites’ (even though we weren’t supposed to have those!). I only just found out about his passing when I looked for him on Facebook and was genuinely devastated when I read the RIP messages on his wall. I remember being so pleased when I heard that he was back in the community and doing such great work. I’m happy that he was able to make a difference during his all too short life.

    Rest in peace, Brian xx

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