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Compassionate Mental Health Conference “Inspiring and Informative”:  Report on the two day event

Compassionate Mental Health Conference “Inspiring and Informative”: Report on the two day event

          The latest Compassionate Mental Health Conference held in October 2017 at fforest, Cardigan was an inspiring and wholly informative two day event. This initiative was founded by Brigid Bowen whose own personal journey of psychosis and recovery had led to her interest in recovery-focussed approaches to mental health. Hearing Voices […]

Hearing Voices Network Brazil formally established

Hearing Voices Network Brazil formally established

The First Brazilian National Hearing Voices Congress in Rio in October 2017 is ends with the launch of the Hearing Voices Network Brazil and the adoption of their manifesto as follows: “We are voice hearers, relatives and mental health professionals, and other participants of the First National Congress of Voices Speakers of Brazil that met […]

BBC Documentary about people who Voices - can you help?

BBC Documentary about people who Voices – can you help?

    Blakeway North, an independent production company have been commissioned by U.K. broadcaster BBC to make a film about people who hear voices. The film is being made for BBC3 an online channel aimed at young people. At this stage they are researching people’s experiences to help them shape the film. This is your […]

Matt Ball - Australian Mental Health Nurse of the Year

Matt Ball – Australian Mental Health Nurse of the Year

Matt Ball of South Australia has received the prestigious award of Mental Health Nurse of the year 2017 by the Australia College of Mental Health Nurses for his outstanding contribution to mental health, in particular for his great work with voice hearers in Australia. Our congratulations to Matt Ball on receiving this prestigious award for […]

Children and Young People Hearing Voices, Tuesday 16 January 2018, Birmingham

Children and Young People Hearing Voices, Tuesday 16 January 2018, Birmingham

Hearing Voices, Tuesday 16 January 2018 De Vere Colmore Gate, 5th & 7th Floor Colmore Gate, Bull Street Entrance, Birmingham, B3 2QD This conference, staged by The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, brings together experts from the fields of early intervention, support services, and research, to give delegates the opportunity to come together […]

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 […]

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 […]

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