Below is a collection of links and resources that you may find useful. Do you know of any websites that would be of use here? If so, just email us at [email protected] and suggest them.
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General Information on Counselling, Sources of Help and Advice, Complementary and Alternative Health
INTERVOICE website – Focuses on solutions that improve the life of people who hear voices, for those who are distressed by the experience.
INTERVOICE FaceBook Group – join up if you have a Facebook account and join in the discussions with 5000 other members
INTERVOICE Media Watch Page keep up with the latest news and developments of the hearing voices movement.
INTERVOICE Twitter page – join up if you have a Twitter account and want to keep up with the latest news and developments of the hearing voices movement.
INTERVOICE Youtube Channel – This platform for videos about hearing voices is increasingly popular and provides a useful resource for our supporters and other interested people. There are 250 videos you can watch.
Hearing Voices Forum The purpose of this forum is to encourage mutual support, discussion and debate about the meaning of the voice hearing experience and to consider the latest work and research into this phenomenon. Anyone interested in the experience of hearing voices is welcome to join. This online discussion forum is run by the Mental Health Forum in association with INTERVOICE
Hearing Voices Network – England The Hearing Voices Network offers information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.
Hearing Voices Ireland is a national network, affiliated with Intervoice, consisting of voice hearers, family members and professionals, all working together to empower individuals with voices, vision and other unusual experiences or beliefs.
Hearing Voices Cymru (Wales) If you hear voices they can help, they are committed to helping people who hear voices.
Hearing Voices Network -Australia (HVNA) Working towards promoting recovery, acceptance and education.
Hearing Voices New South Wales – Hope Establishes, facilitates and supports self help groups for voice hearers, throughout Metropolitan Sydney, as well as regional NSW. Further aims to act as a source of information to voice hearers, carers and the general community.
Hearing Voices Network West Australia is a resource for people living in Western Australia who hear voices and a place for the voice-hearing community to access relevant information via training, workshops and hearing voices support groups. HVNWA brings together understanding and expertise from ‘experts by experience’ and ‘experts by profession’.
Voices VicSupports Hearing Voices Groups Learn, Connect & Grow. Offers support, advice and information, as well as create opportunities for sharing ideas across the network
Hearing Voices Queensland nHearing Voices Queensland website. Here you will find useful resources to help you manage your voices and get functional again.
Hearing Voices South Australia This site a free community resource, run by Sarah K Reece with support from other volunteers.
We HEAR Western Australia is an online peer-support and information space for young voice hearers to foster learning, connection, coping, and recovery.
Hearing Voices – Aoteroa New Zealand Providing Support and Information for Hearing Voices in New Zealand.
Hearing Voices Network USA represents a partnership between individuals who hear voices or have other extreme or unusual experiences, professionals and allies in the community, all of whom are working together to change the assumptions made about these phenomenon and create supports, learning and healing opportunities for people across the country.
Voice Collective: Peer support for young people who hear voices – a London-wide project to develop peer support groups for young people (aged 12-18) who hear, see or sense things.
Stemmen horen/Hearing Voices Mainly Dutch online resource with English language about hearing voices, includes information about hearing voices; information for professionals, publications and carers; and biographies of Marius Romme and Sandra Escher
Dundee Hearing Voices Group (Scotland) – a service user led registered charity which seeks to create acceptance that hearing voices is a valid experience. Based at 216 Hilltown Dundee under the banner ‘HaVeN’,a service user led registered charity which seeks to create acceptance that hearing voices is a valid experience. Based at 216 Hilltown Dundee under the banner ‘HaVeN’
Experience Focused Counselling (EFC) Training Institute (Germany/UK)– Experience Focused Counselling (EFC) is a counselling approach that goes back to Professor Romme & Dr. Escher.
Hearing the Voice is an interdisciplinary project led by researchers at Durham University. The project aims to help us better understand the phenomenon of hearing a voice no one else can hear (a phenomenon also referred to as auditory verbal hallucinations), its cognitive-neuroscientific mechanisms, its social, cultural and historical significance, and its therapeutic management. Our research team includes academics from cognitive neuroscience, cultural studies, English literature, medical humanities, philosophy, psychiatry, psychology and theology; clinicians and arts-and-health practitioners; voice-hearers, service users and other ‘experts by experience.’
Portland Hearing Voices Portland Hearing Voices, Oregan, USA is a community group to promote mental diversity. We create public education, discussion groups, and community support related to hearing voices, seeing visions, and having unusual beliefs and sensory experiences often labeled as psychosis, bipolar, schizophrenia, and other mental disorders. We aim to reduce fear and misunderstanding, question stereotypes, promote holistic health options, overcome isolation, and create a more inclusive and supportive community.
Hearing [email protected] the recovery network Toronto helping to build a Hearing Voices Network in Toronto.
Working to Mental Health Recovery – a cutting edge approach to Mental Health provision, provides training and consultancy on hearing voices
Hearing Voices Network Australia
Richmond Fellowship of WA PO Box 682, Bentley 6982 WA, Australia
Phone +61 8 9350 8800 Fax: +61 8 9258 3090
E-mail [email protected]
c/o EXIT sozial,
Wildbergstraße 10a, 4040 Linz, Austria Local Telephone: 0732 / 719 719
International Telephone +43 / 732 / 719719
Hearing Voices Group Vienna Email: Monika Mikus, Post: Neudeggergasse 8 / 3, A-1080 Vienna, Tel: +43 1 407 66 63Informationen einer Stimmenhörerin für Betroffene, Angehörige und Interessierte:www.stimmenhoeren.info
Hearing [email protected] the recovery network Toronto helping to build a Hearing Voices Network in Toronto. Contact Kevin Healey
Quebec HVN: Brigitte Soucy | 418-627-9779 Le Pavois de Québec, 1455, François-1er Avenue, Québec (Québec), G1L 4L3
Website http://www.lepavois.org/services/mieux-vivre-avec-les-voix/ In 2005, Le Pavois became interested people who hear voices in another facet or interpretation than psychiatric symptoms related to mental illness. Over the years they have set up a training program and support for voice hearers entitled “Living with the voices.”
Website Stemmehørernetværket i Danmark provides information and support for people who hear voices and their relatives, which is based on a life-historical perspective and with the understanding that the votes are meaningful and related to one’s life. We consider ‘schizophrenia’ as a construct rather than a disease and it is thus a radically different approach than the conventional disease-oriented understanding that psychiatry offers.
Chairperson Olga Runciman
Email [email protected]
Tel: +45 27 85 10 03
Réseau français sur l’entente de voix REV-France is part of the International Movement on the agreement of votes represented by a score of national networks in the world. Our goal is to promote an approach of voices and other perceptions, experiences or unusual experiences, respectful of people and their expertise. Contact Yann Derobert for further information [email protected].
Tel: +49 30 78 71 8068 Uthmannstraße 5, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln
Website Netzwerk Stimmenhoeren
Email [email protected]
Mail: [email protected]
For the self-help group Athens: 6951257662 (Marina) – 6974481739 (John).
For the support group of family and friends HVN: 6944244276 (Vaya).
For general information: 6946915635 (Vaso), 6944302577 (Lycurgus)
Email: via the website
For information on groups in Ireland go here
Tel: +39 3-8244723,
“WE FOR YOU” Piazza Vittorio Veneto 1 17041 Altare
Parla con le voci Website
For further information about hearing voices activities in Japan, contact Wakio Sato
Post: c/o HEE Team, PO Box 725, 3500 AS, Utrecht
Email: [email protected]
Post: PO Box 78-132, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1245 E
mail: [email protected] | Tel: +64 27 265 0266
Attaf Swityt, Bethlehem Hospital, Email: [email protected]
Scotland HVN, 216 – 220 Hilltown, Dundee, DD3 7AU Website: www.hearingvoicesnetwork.com
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +34 91 586 8132
Address: General University Hospital Gregorio Marañón, Madrid
E-mail: Anneli Westling [email protected]
E-mail: Siv Wetterberg [email protected]
E-mail: Amy Rohnitz [email protected]
Contact: Mouvement Les Sans-Voix
Case postale 235, CH – 1211 Geneve 17
Email: Theresa Krummenacher at [email protected]
Ron Coleman website – has been active in the field of mental health since 1991, when affecting his own recovery from mental illness, he is a trainer and consultant and pioneer of the worldwide hearing voices movement
Dirk Corstens website – chair of INTERVOICE and psychiatrist, provides lectures, courses, group workshops and individual treatment regarding hearing voices
Jacqui Dillon website – Writer, campaigner & international trainer, specialising in hearing voices, trauma and dissociation
Will Hall Website– co-founder of USA Hearing Voices Network. A mental diversity counselor and consultant based in Portland Oregon. Will has a private practice in counseling and coaching for individuals, couples, and families, and am a graduate student in process-oriented psychology. First session is free; sliding scale available. He works from his Portland Oregon office and also offer sessions by phone and skype video.
Gail Hornstein website co-founder of USA Hearing Voices Network. Professor of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts (USA)
Rufus May website – in order to help inform people who may have seen the film “The Doctor Who Hears Voices”
Marius Romme and Sandra Escher website – Founders of a new approach in which accepting and making sense of the hearing voices experience makes recovery for patients hearing voices possible
Asylum Associates – the action arm of Asylum Working towards a social firm for training, conferences and publishing, advocacy and community facilitation
Centre for Community Mental health (Birmingham, UK) – works to improve services and life opportunities for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. CCMH concentrates on tackling social exclusion and the development of innovative approaches to service provision through training, education and research
Coming Off Medication – aims to give you up to date information about psychiatric medication, how it functions and the withdrawal process
International Centre for Recovery Action – promotes recovery for people with mental health problems and issues
Icarus Project – envisions a new culture and language that resonates with our actual experiences of extreme states of consciousness.
INTAR – gathers prominent survivors, professionals, family members, and advocates from around the world to work together for new clinical and social practices towards emotional distress and what is often labeled as psychosis.
International Mental Health Collaborating Network – an International Non Governmental Organisation founded by Mental Health Organisations and individuals who have developed good practices services in community mental health based on the whole system approach
Madness Radio: Voices And Visions from Outside Mental Health – brings you personal experiences of ‘madness’ from beyond conventional perspectives and mainstream treatments, and also features authors, advocates, scientists, and artists. Hosted by Will Hall.
MadNOTBad – Website for sharing experiences & creativity – is a space for those affected by mental ill health and distress to share their experiences, opinions and creative talent online
Mental Elf This website will help you find just what you need to keep up-to-date with all of the important and reliable mental health research and guidance.
Mental Health Forum – The friendliest place on the web to meet and discuss anything related to mental health, includes forum on hearing voices
MindFreedom International – a nonprofit organization that unites 100 sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups with thousands of individual members to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities.
National Empowerment Center – carries a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people with lived experience with mental health issues, trauma, and extreme states.
No Free Lunch – health care providers who believe that pharmaceutical promotion should not guide clinical practice. Our mission is to encourage health care providers to practice medicine on the basis of scientific evidence rather than on the basis of pharmaceutical promotion.
Pat Deegan PhD & Associates – helping people work with psychiatrists to arrive at the best decisions for treatment and recovery.
Person First Solutions – Mental Health Training, Consultancy & Clinical Services
Psychminded – for all who work in psychiatry, psychology and mental health
Soteria Network UK – promoting the development of drug-free and minimum medication therapeutic environments for people experiencing ‘psychosis’ or extreme states.
HAFAL – Mental Health Organisation for Wales
Gofal Cymru – a mental health and wellbeing charity in Wales
Mental Health Foundation Wales
Mental Health Helpline in Wales : 0800 132737
Mind Cymru – Mind’s force for change in Wales
Missing People 24 hour helpline: 116 000
Time to Change Wales Time to Change Wales is the first national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems.
Welsh Psychiatric Society – an independent forum for psychiatry in Wales
Advocacy West Wales A Voice when YOU need it most
Hafal Pembrokeshire helps people with serious mental illness and their families to work towards recovery. All our services are underpinned by Hafal’s Recovery Programme which empowers clients and families to take control of their lives and achieve recovery.
Pembrokeshire FRAME Ltd is a registered charity set up to help people with any disability or considered disadvantaged in the workplace. FRAME provides employment, work practice and training to over 200 individuals from Pembrokeshire each year.
Pembrokeshire Mind work for a better life for everyone with direct or indirect experience of mental health problems. They promote a positive attitude to mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
All of Mind Pembrokeshire’s Projects, workshops, courses and training are designed to improve quality of life, build confidence, self esteem and resilience. In addition their work helps to prevent admission to hospital.
Depression UK – Help and information for people who experience depression and those who act in their support
Mental Health Foundation – Charity improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning disabilities
Mental Health Helpline in Wales : 0800 132737
MDF – The BiPolar Organisation
Mind – National Mental Health Organisation for England and Wales
No Panic – Help and support for Anxiety problems
Rethink – Mental Illness
Young Minds – The voice of young people’s mental health and wellbeing
General Information on Counselling, Sources of Help and Advice and Complementary and Alternative Health
Hypnotherapy Directory – set up to allow those looking for a hypnotherapist to easily find the most suitable practitioner, as well as read about what hypnotherapy is, understand how it works and find out about the different areas it can help with. Visitors are also able to read useful articles written by the hypnotherapists listed, find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions and refine their search to ensure they choose the most suitable help.
Counselling UK Directory – network to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist.
DrugWatch – a comprehensive online medical database featuring information about thousands of medications currently on the market
Spiritual Crisis Network – Promoting understanding and support for those going through profound personal transformation.
Therapy Network – A comprehensive directory of professional alternative and complementary therapists in the UK.
Asylum An International Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry Asylum. The magazine is a forum for free debate, open to anyone with an interest in psychiatry or mental health. They especially welcome contributions from service users or ex-users (or survivors), carers, and frontline psychiatric or mental health workers (anonymously, if you wish). The magazine is not-for-profit and run by a collective of unpaid volunteers. Asylum Collective is open to anyone who wants to help produce and develop the magazine, working in a spirit of equality.
Mental Health TodayThe Mental Health Today website is published by Pavilion Publishing and Media. Pavilion inspires individuals to change lives – both their own and others’ – through professional, workforce and personal development across public sectors of civil society that support, safeguard and educate communities.
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