Mind in Camden’s London wide Hearing Voices Project, linking together Hearing Voices Groups across Greater London.
Hearing Voices Projects give people an opportunity to share their own experiences and find creative ways of coping. Hearing Voices groups are a safe place for those who hear, see or sense things that others don’t, to meet up with others who understand what they’re going through. It offers them the opportunity to break through the isolation and stigma so many people face.
Fundamentally, they’re about respect, understanding and peer support.
For more information, see: www.mindincamden.org.uk
There are four aspects to our work:
London Hearing Voices Network
Between 2005 and 2009 we hosted a project that supported the development of Hearing Voices Groups across the whole of Greater London. We now support a network of around 41 groups, throughout London, working in partnership with a range of different agencies and individuals to do this.
If you are trying to locate a group within London please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch with the nearest one to you.
In April 2009, we launched an exciting project to develop peer support groups for young people (aged 12-18) who hear, see or sense things that others don’t. We are working in partnership with a range of organisations who already support vulnerable young people to set up, and co-run, these groups. To support this project we are able to offer some free training to parents and supporters.
If you are interested in coming to one of the Voice Collective Groups, or know someone who might be, please contact us.
Email: email@example.com | Tel: 020 7241 8978
In April 2010, we launched an innovative London-wide 3 year project to develop peer support groups for people in prisons who hear, see or sense things others don’t (Hearing Voices Groups). We are currently developing partnerships with a range of both statutory and voluntary organisations currently supporting prisoners, offering free training to enhance this. We are now working with agencies outside of London to help roll out the HVN approach in prisons across the country.
If you wish to find out more about this project, please contact Eve Mundy, Hearing Voices Development Worker – Prison Project
Email: Eve Mundy firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 020 7241 8978
London Paranoia Groups Project
In January 2012, we launched the London Paranoia Groups Project with the ‘Light On Paranoia’ conference. Our three year mission is to establish a network of peer support groups across Greater London for people who are struggling with paranoia and/or overwhelming beliefs. There are now roughly 20 groups across Greater London. Whilst this project is no longer funded we are still able to link people up with groups in their area.
For more information, please contact John Wetherell
Email: email@example.com | Tel: 020 7241 8978
We offer a variety of training based on our expertise of setting up and facilitating groups for people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual sensory experiences. We also have expertise around understanding and supporting people who experience psychosis.
As part of this, we run twice yearly a 4 day course for people interested in facilitating a Hearing Voices Group (free to experts by experience). Subject to resources, we can also offer a range of training aimed at those working with people who hear voices (of whatever age). Please contact us for more information.