Aims of HVN Cymru

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.The aims of the Hearing Voices Network Cymru are five-fold

  • to support a Welsh network of people who hear voices to better understand the experience together with workers, families and friends;
  • to set up and support peer support/self-help groups of voice hearers to share experiences and discuss strategies for coping with voices;
  • to raise awareness of society about the meaning of voices to reduce ignorance and stigma;
  • to develop a range of non-medical ways of assisting people to cope with their voices;
  • to improve the quality of life of people who hear voices and are distressed by them by providing training in the hearing voices approach techniques such as the Maastricht Interview Schedule; short and long term coping strategies; and ways to engage with voices including voice dialogue
  • to increase the knowledge and experience mental health workers of the needs of people who hear voices and are distressed by them by providing training in the hearing voices approach techniques such as the Maastricht Interview Schedule; short and long term coping strategies; and ways to engage with voices including voice dialogue
  • to share the experience of voice hearers who have not been in contact with psychiatric services with those who have.

.If you would like your Hearing Voices peer support/self help group to be listed on this website, please contact us.

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