Hearing Voices App: a Guide to understanding helping and empowering individuals

The Hearing Voices a Guide to understanding helping and empowering individuals Mobile App offers support and promotes understanding of the challenges faced by people who hear voices.; meeting the need for accessible, professional education in the health and social care sector.

The App has been developed by the Hearing Voices Project team at the University of Chester in partnership with the Hearing Voices Network England.

This valuable resource was developed by pooling the expertise of a wide range of healthcare professionals, learners and voice hearers to devise a comprehensive educational package which simulates the experience of hearing voices to provide a deeper insight and understanding of this experience.

You can view the Hearing Voices Promotional Video here:

Hearing Voices Promotional Video from Footsqueek on Vimeo.

A central feature of the app simulates the experience of hearing voices to provide a deeper insight, empathy and understanding. Users are engaged in a number of cognitive and social tasks while listening to recordings created by people who actually hear voices.

The sense of reality is enhanced by the mobility of the app as learners can carry out simulation exercises in any environment.

Podcasts of people who hear voices are also included allowing a number of stories to be heard.

Supporting text, reflective prompts and interactive exercises are used to enhance the learning experience.

The App is available free from iTunes here.

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