Hywel Davies is the Chair of Hearing Voices Cymru. Here are some of the articles written by and about Hywel, his work and life.
Hywel is a member of the IMHCN Board. He is a poet, a philanthropist and a mental health activist. He is Chair of Hearing Voices Network Cymru and Patron of Intervoice the international hearing voices organisation.
Born in 1954, Hywel has heard voices since approximately 1965. He was educated in Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire and at Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, he is a Combined Honours Graduate of French and Spanish from Birmingham University. He possess a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Aberystwyth University.
A retired teacher and lecturer of Spanish, he was labelled by psychiatry as a “schizophrenic” in 1983.
His development of mental health problems as a teacher led eventually to being involved in the mental health voluntary sector as a volunteer in Pembrokeshire and elsewhere. He founded Pembrokeshire Mind, Pembrokeshire Hearing Voices Group and Hearing Voices Network Cymru.
He regards voice hearers as saints, prophets, shaman, gurus and/or geniuses. Or the potential for such.
Interests: Faith and spirituality, hearing voices, lived experience