The Melbourne Declaration has been developed by people who hear voices from Australia, UK and Europe, with the aim of building support for the hearing voices approach within the mental health system.
The Declaration was launched at the World Hearing Voices Congress on Thursday 21st November 2013. The Congress was organised and led by consumers, and hosted over 700 delegates from all around the world. Delegates included consumers, carers, health professionals, policy makers and researchers.
To date the Melbourne Declaration has been signed by 55 organisations who have embraced the opportunity to publicly demonstrate their support for the consumer leadership movement and the importance of engaging in a productive way with the experience of voices.
Read the pdf version of the Declaration here