Why we Britons are so depressed, despite all those happy pills

“Consider this: we have some of the highest rates of antidepressant prescribing in the world — and this is rising. The NHS issued 64.7 million prescriptions for antidepressants last year, double the amount from a decade ago. Yet research also shows people are getting more depressed, not less. So what is going on?” Read more […]

Listen To A Voice Of Reason - Article about Hywel Davies and the Hearing Voices Movement

Listen To A Voice Of Reason – Article about Hywel Davies and the Hearing Voices Movement

Listen To A Voice Of Reason: An Interview with Hywel Davies Western Telegraph 23rd August 2017 A MILFORD Haven man is devoting his life to supporting individuals who experience auditory hullucinations – voices in their head. Hywel Davies first began to hear voices when he was 11 years old. Now, some 52 years later, he […]

Mental Health Summer Recovery Camp 2017

Mental Health Summer Recovery Camp 2017 Getting the Experience of a Recovery Community for Everyone 7th – 12th September 2017 Tanycoed Farm, Llansilin, Shropshire, SY10 9BS, Wales Working To Recovery Ltd hosted their third Summer Recovery Camp. The purpose was to create an environment of recovery and for everyone to experience it for themselves! Each […]

International Mental Health Congress

  International Mental Health Congress  18 & 19 July 2017 | All Nations Centre, Cardiff The Congress was a great success. 250 people attended from all over Wales and across the globe. Hywel Davies, chair of the Hearing Voices Network Cymru gave a keynote speech entitled “Living with Voices”. In the speech he said: “By opening up […]

The right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

Hearing Voices Cymru signs Open Letter endorsing the Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Mental Health Europe and the British Psychological Society are seeking signatories to a letter endorsing the recent and ground breaking United Nations […]

Paul Robeson: son of a slave who became a superstar

Paul Robeson: son of a slave who became a superstar

In 1961 Paul Robeson was diagnosed with ‘depressive paranoid psychosis’. Robeson was driven insane by his humanity. He felt ‘a suffocating weight, a smothering set of expectations that he was unable to meet’. Robeson made multiple suicide attempts and had 50 courses of electroconvulsive therapy. He had strong links with the Welsh mining community as […]

Living with Voices: Presentation by Hywel Davies to the International Mental Health Congress 18th & 19th July 2017, All Nations Centre, Cardiff

Living with Voices: Presentation by Hywel Davies to the International Mental Health Congress 18th & 19th July 2017, All Nations Centre, Cardiff

Croeso. Welcome. Prynhawn da. Good afternoon Could I ask the meeting to be upstanding to observe one minute’s silence on behalf of all the people in the world diagnosed by psychiatry with schizophrenia who have committed suicide in the past hundred and ten years or so. It’s nice to see you. To see you nice. […]

Communities of inclusion grew up, where there was a coming together because ‘people with disabilities are not seeking power over you, they are seeking friendship’. Thought For The Day, Radio 4, Francis Campbell, 24/07/17

Communities of inclusion grew up, where there was a coming together because ‘people with disabilities are not seeking power over you, they are seeking friendship’. Thought For The Day, Radio 4, Francis Campbell, 24/07/17

Frances Campbell on Thought for the Day, BBC Radio 4, 24th July 2017 “The publication of the BBC’s top salaries last week has spurred a wide ranging debate about pay and inequality within society. The BBC is not alone, universities too and many other employers – public and private – have been found wanting. And […]

Photographs from the International Mental Health Congress, Cardiff, Wales 2017

Photographs from the International Mental Health Congress, Cardiff, Wales 2017

   

HVN Cymru signs open Letter endorsing the Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

HVN Cymru signs open Letter endorsing the Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

Open Letter endorsing the Report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health To whom it may concern, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and […]

Living With Voices: Presentation by Hywel Davies to the International Mental Health Congress, 18th - 19th July 2017

Living With Voices: Presentation by Hywel Davies to the International Mental Health Congress, 18th – 19th July 2017

Living with Voices Presentation to the International Mental Health Congress 18th & 19th July 2017, All Nations Centre, Cardiff by Hywel Davies Croeso. Welcome. Prynhawn da. Good afternoon. Could I ask the meeting to be upstanding to observe one minute’s silence on behalf of all the people in the world diagnosed by psychiatry with schizophrenia […]

Hearing Voices in the USA

Hearing Voices in the USA

By Sera Davidow “…. when a model skews so strongly toward all-or-nothing thinking (hey, isn’t that a ‘symptom’ in some camps?), suggestion of nuance or difference is basically the same as complete denial. To the most devout among us, it can amount to blasphemy worthy of diagnosis all on its own. Yet that’s where the Hearing […]

Do patients who hear voices have the right to refuse psychiatric medicine? A growing movement says yes

Do patients who hear voices have the right to refuse psychiatric medicine? A growing movement says yes

The voices came often: three men, mocking her. Telling her she was stupid. Urging her to kill herself. Psychiatrists diagnosed her with schizophrenia. But Rachel Waddingham now rejects that diagnosis. After more than a decade of taking medications and cycling in and out of mental hospitals, Waddingham has embraced a new way of thinking about […]

PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)

PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)

  PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors) is a leading provider of CPD training on trauma, dissociation, sexual abuse and attachment. Since 2010, they have trained over 10,000 people, including professionals, supporters and survivors. You can see there full calendar of events for 2017 here

Hywel Davies launches new website called Phone-call

Hywel Davies launches new website called Phone-call

  Hywel Davies, supporter of innovative and empowering approaches to mental and emotional health,  has launched his own website. You can visit the website here.

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