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“What we are trying to do is to create a new reality in which voices and visions are commonplace.” Hywel Davies

Hearing Voices Network Cymru offers support and understanding to people who hear voices, see visions, have other extraordinary experiences and those who care for and support them

Mae Rhwydwaith Clywed Lleisiau Cymru yn cynnig cefnogaeth a dealltwriaeth i unigolion sy’n clywed lleisiau ac i’r rhai sydd yn eu cefnogi


Os ydych chi’n clywed lleisiau, gallwn ni helpu

Bydd llawer o bobl yn dechrau clywed lleisiau o ganlyniad i straen aruthrol neu ysgytiad. Rydym yn cynnig hysbysrwydd, cefnogaeth a dealltwriaeth i’r rhai sy’n clywed lleisiau ac i’r rhai sydd yn eu cefnogi. Gweler ein hamcanion yma.

Mae Rhwydwaith Clywed Lleisiau Cymru yn aelod o INTERVOICE (rhagor o wybodaeth am INTERVOICE yma) y mudiad rhyngwladol sy’n cynrychioli rhwydweithiau clywed lleisiau mewn 35 o wledydd ledled y byd.


If you hear voices, see visions and have other extraordinary experiences, we can help

We offer information, support and understanding to people who hear voices, see visions, have other extraordinary experiences and those who support them. See our aims here

The Future of Hearing Voices Network Cymru

The Future of Hearing Voices Network Cymru

2nd HVN CYMRU Development Meeting, Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 11.00 – 15.00 for lunch and discussion

Venue: Global Link. Dunleavy Drive, Grangetown, Cardiff, CF11 0SN

Recently we established Hearing Voices Network Cymru as a not for profit company. The focus of the new organisation will be to provide education and development, putting into practice the hearing voices approach for people in communities in Wales.

We would very much appreciate your involvement. If you, your organisation or individuals you know would like to participate in supporting the formation of our new organisation we would like to invite you to our this meeting.

We held our first meeting in October 2019 and eight people attended woth other expressing interest but unable to attend. At the meeting we agreed we would establish a board of directors for Hearing Voices Network Cymru. HVN Cymru is constituted as a Company LTD by Guarantee and a not for profit entity. We need to establish Working/Steering Group and to identify people who are prepared to be directors of the newly formed Company limited by Guarantee (not for profit).We will discuss this further this at our next meeting.

We also discussed and agreed the following

  1. We need to put together a proposal for funding to provide training for mental health professionals (nurses and other mental health professionals, service users and peer support workers) especially in running groups and for 1 to 1 work. A Focus on support one to one worker training was felt to be an important need. For instance wee can develop an annual training programme, similar to Voices Vic (Hearing Voices Network in Australia).
  2. Training needs to focus on compassionate approaches, embedding the belief that working with people who hear voices is necessary and beneficial. This need to be done by increasing knowledge and awareness. (How to talk with someone who hear voices re. Beliefs, explanations, voices and other extraordinary experiences) for all workers. This would include psychiatrists.
  3. We should ensure that the needs of older people who hear voices are fully part of our training and development service.

Interview with Marius Romme and Sandra Escher

Interview Marius Romme & Sandra Escher (English & Dutch Subtitles). This is the most recent interview with the two pioneers of the Hearing Voices Movement, it took place shortly before the 10th World Hearing Voices Congress. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of the hearing voices approach. Pembrokeshire Appeal

More information about the appeal here

Resilience

There are or times or situations in our lives that are more difficult than others. The capacity to stay mentally well during those times is what we call ‘resilience’. Resilience is not simply a person’s ability to ‘bounce back’, but our capacity to adapt in the face of challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining a stable mental wellbeing. In this NEW section we have included articles that can be found on this website about ways we can build and maintain our resilience in our everyday lives. To read the articles in this section go here.

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