If you hear voices HVN can help – we are committed to helping people who hear voices. Our reputation is growing as the limitations of a solely medical approach to voices become better known. Psychiatry traditionally refers to hearing voices as ‘auditory hallucinations’ but research shows that there are many explanations for hearing voices. Many people begin to hear voices as a result of extreme stress or trauma.
We offer information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.
The aims of the network are:
- To raise awareness of voice hearing, visions, tactile sensations and other sensory experiences
- To help create more spaces for people of all ages and background to talk freely about these experiences
- To support anyone with these experiences seeking to understand, learn and grow from them in their own way
We try to achieve our aims through these objectives:
- Promoting, developing and supporting self-help groups
- Organising and delivering training sessions for health workers and the general public
- Making available an email account that gives information to people who experience hearing voices, seeing visions and tactile sensations (and their supporters)
- To give people who have these experiences an opportunity to talk freely about them
- Produce four newsletters a year
If you would like to find out more about our work, become a member or get your self-help group listed on our website, please contact us at:
National Hearing Voices Network (HVN)
86-90 Paul Street