Reverend Dr Giles Fraser 09/10/2017 Thought for the Day BBC Radio 4

Reverend Dr Giles Fraser 09/10/2017 Thought for the Day BBC Radio 4

Reverend Dr. Giles Fraser reflects on what it means to be human and our capacity to experience wonder. Taking as his starting point the film “Blade Runner” based on the short story by voice hearer and science fiction writer, Phlip K Dick, he refers to the following quote: I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. […]

Rethinking the validity of Schizophrenia on World Mental Health Day An Open Letter to Rethink, the English Mental Health Charity

Rethinking the validity of Schizophrenia on World Mental Health Day An Open Letter to Rethink, the English Mental Health Charity

This an Open Letter written to Rethink, the English Mental Health Charity. It was sent to Rethink on World Mental Health Day. If you would like to add your name in support of this letter please contact Paul Baker at [email protected] You can also add your name by writing in the comments section below. To: Mark […]

Young People Who Hear Voices

Young People Who Hear Voices

We have updated our Young People Who Hear Voices page. More information for young people and parents has been added. You can visit the page here.

Young Voice Hearers Study

Young Voice Hearers Study

Dr. Sarah Parry and Dr. Filippo Varese of Manchester Metropolitan University in England, are conducting an investigation into young voice hearers (aged 10-18) and their parents to inform children’s services and interventions. They will be recruiting for the study over the next year. This is the new web link with details of the Young Voices […]

Surviving College as a Voice Hearer

Surviving College as a Voice Hearer

Article published by the British Columbia Hearing Voices Network, Canada. Diana Girsdansky reports on a workshop session at the recent World Hearing Voices Congress in Boston. A session led by Sarah and Alison, two voice hearers attending college who gave tips as how to survive as a voice hearer. As Diana says: “One of my favourite sessions was […]

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 […]

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