Social and biographical approaches to voice hearing - a lived experience perspective

Social and biographical approaches to voice hearing – a lived experience perspective

Lancaster Academy for Advanced Social Work 13th & 14th July 2017 Designed for professionals who are working in mental health and psychiatric services. This workshop is facilitated by Peter Bullimore and Kate Crawford, two people with experience of voice hearing who are highly experienced in delivering training on this topic. You can find out more about […]

The day Prince Harry showed the world how to talk about our problems

When Bryony Gordon invited the prince to speak about mental health, she was expecting pre-checked PR speak. What she got was pure honesty. See article in the Daily Telegraph here

Shame and hearing voices

Hearing voices in the absence of another speaker—what psychiatry terms an auditory verbal hallucination—is often associated with a wide range of negative emotions. Mainstream clinical research addressing the emotional dimensions of voice-hearing has tended to treat these as self-evident, undifferentiated and so effectively interchangeable. But what happens when a richer, more nuanced understanding of specific […]

Compassionate Mental Health – Building Compassionate Communities 30 to 31 March, Cardiff, UK

Compassionate Mental Health – Building Compassionate Communities is a two day experiential event designed to inform, inspire and empower people living and working with mental distress. To book your place go here. They are bringing together people and families with personal experience of mental distress, Third Sector staff, policymakers, front-line staff, managers, clinicians, GPS and academics […]

ISPS-US Live Webinar: Shamanic Spiritual Emergencies: The dialectic of distress and spirituality

Join ISPS-US for Shamanic Spiritual Emergencies: The dialectic of distress and spirituality – a live webinar with Dr. Ingo Lambrecht, April 6, 2017, 3 PM EST For details on how to participate click here. What is the relationship between distress and confusion that gets called “psychosis” and the states of consciousness that might be described as shamanic […]

Call for Proposals! 9th World Hearing Voices Congress – A Revolution of Unseen Voices

Dedicated to the voices that we cannot see, to those who’ve not yet had space to be heard or discovered, and to gathering our collective strength to push back against those forces that have historically drowned us out. Hearing Voices USA is proud to present the 9th World Hearing Voices Congress: A Revolution of Unseen […]

First National Poet of Wales to give Masterclass on writing and mental health

The inaugural National Poet of Wales Gwyneth Lewis will give a masterclass on writing and mental health at Aberystwyth University on Thursday 16 March. The session, which is open to members of the public, has been organised at the request of students at the University’s Department of English and Creative Writing and takes place in […]

“In The Real”, Hearing Voices Documentary Film Screening and Discussion, 23 March 2017, 7pm – 8.30pm

For the past 3 years, filmmaker and psychoanalyst Conor McCormack has documented the Bristol Hearing Voices Network – a self-help group for people who hear voices and have other unusual experiences. The result of this collaboration is In the Real, a 59 min observational documentary film which goes right to the heart of the voice-hearing […]

February 2017 edition of the Hearing Voices Network Cymru Newsletter

See the February 2017 edition of the Hearing Voices Network Cymru Newsletter  here. 2017 is the 30th anniversary of the hearing voices movement. The movement has achieved much in its 30 year history and thanks to the hearing voices approach, hundreds possibly thousands of people tormented by voices in Wales and the world are recovering […]

Researcher Acknowledges His Mistakes in Understanding Schizophrenia

In a new article, published in Schizophrenia Bulletin, psychiatrist Sir Robin Murray reflects on the history of ‘schizophrenia’ research and mistakes made. Murray, a professor at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience in London, states that he ignored social factors that contribute to ‘schizophrenia’ for too long. He also reports that he neglected the […]

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