Research finds women who have been abused by partner are three times more likely to suffer mental ill health

Women who have been abused by a partner are three times more likely to suffer depression, anxiety or severe conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder than other women, according to research. The study is one of the first in the UK to probe the relationship between domestic abuse and mental health. It found that […]

Could Getting a Dog Help You Get Back to Work After Experiencing Anxiety?

Could Getting a Dog Help You Get Back to Work After Experiencing Anxiety?

Dogs can provide emotional support while away from home Jane Fisher discusses the therapeutic benefits of the companionship of dogs. In the United Kingdom, it was reported that 300,000 people who experience long-term mental health diagnoses lose their jobs every year. Often times, experiences such as hearing voices or having panic attacks make it impossible to return to work […]

The Future of HVN Cymru

The Future of HVN Cymru

Hearing Voices Network Cymru was launched in 2001 at the ‘Mind Cymru’ conference in Llandrindod Wells. Since then, for the last eighteen years, Hearing Voices Network Cymru has been supported by Hywel Davies.  In honour of his commitment and determination to spread the hearing voices approach we discussed how to ensure the sustainability and future […]

Mental Health Minute 2019: Heads Together

Mental Health Minute 2019: Heads Together

At 10:59 this morning Mental Health Awareness Week kicked off as over 300 radio stations in the UK came together to play the same message about the importance of listening. Featuring The Duke of Cambridge, Stephen Fry, Katy Perry, Jameela Jamil & Alesha Dixon, the message was all about the importance of listening. Find out […]

The Role of Early Experiences in Hearing Voices

The Role of Early Experiences in Hearing Voices

Help us understand the relationship between early childhood experience and hearing voices Do you want to join this study? Studies show that 10% of the population hears voices at some point in their lives. Based on research we know that voices are often related with (negative) life experiences. Furthermore, there is some evidence that the actual content […]

Sleep After Trauma: How traumatic events impact sleep and well-being

Sleep After Trauma: How traumatic events impact sleep and well-being

This article has been reproduced with the kind permission of Mattress Advisor. You can find the original article here. To better understand the relationship between traumatic events and sleep, we surveyed over 1,000 people who reported experiencing a traumatic life event that negatively impacted their sleep. Seeing as the definition of trauma is very broad, we […]

Communicating Through The Creative Arts To Express Your Voices

Communicating Through The Creative Arts To Express Your Voices

Art therapy has been recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) since as far back as 2008 for the treatment of people diagnosed with Schizophrenia, when the then co-director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, Dr. Tim Kendall, who helped to write the guidance, said “Dance, art and music therapy all seem to have […]

Can A Hormonal Imbalance Negatively Impact One’s Behaviour?

Can A Hormonal Imbalance Negatively Impact One’s Behaviour?

Jane Fisher discusses  why hormonal imbalances can be a root cause of mental health challenges and that this occurs much more frequently than most would think. A hormonal imbalance is defined by medical experts as “too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream.” Although hormonal imbalances are often discussed as a problem that primarily […]

11th World Hearing Voices Congress, Montreal, Canada: Call For Papers

11th World Hearing Voices Congress, Montreal, Canada: Call For Papers

Increasing Mental Well-Being by Increasing Accessibility

Increasing Mental Well-Being by Increasing Accessibility

The Desire for Full Integration Jane Fisher discusses increasing mental well-being begins by understanding what it means to those who need to increase it. Working to effectively understand not just the needs of those who hear voices but understand the community they live in on a day-to-day basis is a great start. Last year, there […]

Found in Translation

Found in Translation

Is Asperger’s syndrome the next stage of human evolution? Professor Tony Attwood believes the “out of the box” thought processes of people on the autism spectrum will solve the world’s big problems. He is credited with being the first clinical psychologist to present Asperger’s syndrome not as something to be “fixed ” but as a […]

Gwen Adshead on treating the minds of violent offenders

Gwen Adshead on treating the minds of violent offenders

The Life Scientific, 26th Februry 2019, BBC Radio 4 “Whether it’s a news story or television drama, human violence appals and fascinates in equal measure. Yet few of us choose to dwell on what preoccupies the mind of a perpetrator for long.  Professor Gwen Adshead, however, thinks about little else. As a Forensic Psychotherapist, she […]

Hearing Voices in the Bible

Hearing Voices in the Bible

In Part Four of Ivan Barry’s audio presentation about hearing voices, entitled “Flames, Flashes and Voices in the Sky”, Ivan considers voice hearing in the Old and New Testaments. Characters in this talk include Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, Jesus, Saul and Ananias. You can listen to the rest of the talk here

She died, went to hell and heaven, then woke up at the morgue

Testimony from Paulina who shares about when she died in a bus accident and went to hell, then to heaven, had an encounter with Jesus and then woke up at the morgue.

You Say

You Say

Lauren Daigle I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low? Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know You say I am […]

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