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‘ASYLUM: ACTION AND REACTION’ Conference, Manchester, 28 June 2017, 10.00am to 5.00pm

‘ASYLUM: ACTION AND REACTION’ Conference, Manchester, 28 June 2017, 10.00am to 5.00pm

‘ASYLUM: ACTION AND REACTION’ conference will be held in Manchester on 28 June 2017, 10.00am to 5.00pm. Join us. The updated programme for the day is here. This will be a very special event, a day conference in Manchester to celebrate over thirty years of ASYLUM: International Magazine of Democratic Psychiatry. It will be held […]

Ultimate Hearing Voices Training 3 Day Course, Sydney, Australia

Ultimate Hearing Voices Training 3 Day Course, Sydney, Australia

Wednesday 27th – Friday 29th September 2017 ‘Hearing Voices’ is a term used to represent the experience of what is also called ‘auditory hallucinations’, or hearing things that other people cannot. ‘Hearing Voices’ can also be related to the experiences of seeing visions, sensing things and beliefs that others may find unusual. Many people hear […]

Historic Articles by Hywel Davies on humanity, spirituality and the challenge to 20th century traditional western psychiatry

Historic Articles by Hywel Davies on humanity, spirituality and the challenge to 20th century traditional western psychiatry

In 1995 Hywel published an article in Asylum, The Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry entitled “What is Needed is a Revolution” and in 1997 he published an article for the mental health magazine Breakthrough entitled “In Time of Change”. Click on the titles to read the articles.

Community Screening CRAZYWISE, Brecon, Wales, 21st June 2017

Community Screening CRAZYWISE, Brecon, Wales, 21st June 2017

What if a psychological crisis was seen as having  the potential to be a positive transformative experience, instead of a “broken brain”? Come to Screening in Brecon, Wales, 21st June 2017   This true documentary follows the lives of two young people as they undergo a severe Mental Illness Crisis that changes and transforms their […]

International Mental Health Congress, Cardiff, 18 - 19 July 2017

International Mental Health Congress, Cardiff, 18 – 19 July 2017

International Mental Health Congress  18 & 19 July 2017 | All Nations Centre, Cardiff Join us for two inspiring days at our International Mental Health Congress. Partnering with the IMHCN we have designed an agenda which explores the ‘whole person, whole life, whole systems’ approach to mental health. This will be a significant event bringing together experts […]

A Wake for Blake: A special evening to raise money for a memorial for William Blake.

A very special evening to raise money for a memorial for the poet and artist William Blake. Blake claimed to experience visions throughout his life. They were often associated with beautiful religious themes and imagery, and therefore may have inspired him further with spiritual works and pursuits. Certainly, religious concepts and imagery figure centrally in […]

INTERVOICE

We are a member of  INTERVOICE, (more information here) the international organisation representing networks in 35 countries across the world.

9th World Hearing Voices Congress 2017: Book your place at the Congress

August 16-18, 2017 Boston University, Boston, MA, USA More infomation here.

Hearing Voices Network Cymru Newsletter

The latest edition of the is available. In this edition you will find information about: Ron Coleman and Karen Taylor from Working To Recovery are running a number of one-day workshops across the UK including Bangor, Swansea and Cardiff. 10 free places on each day for voice hearers sponsored by HVN Cymru “Can’t You Hear Them?” A new book by […]

Do you hear voices?: 30-second advertisement broadcast on Radio Pembrokeshire

Do you hear voices?: 30-second advertisement broadcast on Radio Pembrokeshire

The Pembrokeshire Hearing Voices Group has recently placed the following 30-second advertisement to be broadcast from time to time on Radio Pembrokeshire in South-West Wales from Friday, March 17th for several months. “Do you hear voices? Voices from inside your head or from outside your head that others cannot hear? You are not alone. Hearing […]

Why Did I Go Mad? Canon Angela Tilby, Thought For The Day, BBC Radio 4

Why Did I Go Mad? Canon Angela Tilby, Thought For The Day, BBC Radio 4

“Good morning. Why Did I go Mad? was the arresting title of Tuesday’s night’s Horizon programme in which three people with psychosis spoke frankly about their illness. Paranoia, hallucinations, hearing voices – not so long ago it would have been unthinkable to have sufferers describing these to a television audience; we saw one of them […]

“Can’t You Hear Them? The Science and Significance of Hearing Voices” : Important New book

by Simon McCarthy-Jones (Author) The experience of ‘hearing voices’, once associated with lofty prophetic communications, has fallen low. Today, the experience is typically portrayed as an unambiguous harbinger of madness caused by a broken brain, an unbalanced mind, biology gone wild. Yet an alternative account, forged predominantly by people who hear voices themselves, argues that […]

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 […]

Two simple questions that have changed the way people hear inner voices

Two simple questions that have changed the way people hear inner voices

Once the province of prophets, “hearing voices” is still shorthand for madness. And yet in the past 30 years, a new understanding has been created by voice-hearers themselves, as part of the Hearing Voices Movement. This suggests that uncovering the roots of the voice can potentially help the hearer. Article by Simon McCarthy-Jones, Associate Professor […]

The Voices In Our Heads: Why do people talk to themselves, and when does it become a problem?

The Voices In Our Heads: Why do people talk to themselves, and when does it become a problem?

Review in The New Yorker of “The Voices Within”  written by Charles Fernyhough, a British professor of psychology at Durham University, England. Read the full article here.

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