Hearing Voices Network Cymru

Hearing Voices Network Cymru c/o Pembrokeshire, Mind Old Wool, Market Quay Street, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1BG
Tel: 01437 769982
Email: info@hearingvoicescymru.org
Website: www.hearingvoicescymru.org

About Hearing Voices Network Cymru

We offer information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.

The hearing of a voice or voices inaudible to others is a relatively common human experience. Triggered by bereavement, illness, unemployment, divorce or some other traumatic event, voice hearing is experienced by 10-15% of the population in their lifetime. 1% of the population are labelled by psychiatry as “schizophrenic”. 1% of the population are labelled by psychiatry as “bipolar”. 53% of people labelled by psychiatry as “schizophrenic” are voice hearers. 2.3% of the general population are voice hearers at any one given moment in time.

To hear a voice or voices inaudible to others does not mean that one is severely mentally ill.

There are Hearing Voices Networks in 23 countries of the world. Countries include Scotland, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand. There are 170+ hearing voices groups in England alone.

List of Groups in HVN Cymru

There are 11 hearing voices groups in Wales. For up to date details, see www.hearingvoicescymru.org/about-2/groups

Bangor Hearing Voices Group – tel: Mike 01248 360490

Sounds Interesting Group, Brecon, The Loft, 3 Bell Lane, Brecon LD3 9EE, Melanie Wright tel: 0790 052 3276 melanie.wright@pavo.org.uk

Cardiff Hearing Voices Group, 4 Winds Centre, 65, Clare Road, Grangetown, Cardiff, CF11 6QP. Every Tuesday 3-5pm. Facilitated by Mark Priscott. Tel: (029) 20388144. Email – contact@4winds.org.uk

Carmarthenshire Hearing Voices Group – tel: Nyfed 01239 841823

LLanelli Hearing Voices Group – Email: llanellimind@tiscali.co.uk or tel: 01554 752751

Voices and Visions: Newport (Gwent) Hearing Voices Group – Maria Saleem – visionsandvoices.newport@gmail.com or tel: 07975528367

North Wales Hearing Voices Group: Hafal, Nant Y Gamar Road, Craig Y Don, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 1YE, tel: 07812108128

Mid Powys Mind Hearing Voices Group: Mid Powys Mind, Crescent Chambers, South Crescent, Llandrindod Wells,Powys LD1 5ES, tel: 07900520852

Mold Hearing Voices Group: Pwll Glas, Pwll Glas Road, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1RA, tel: 01244 834921 or tel: 01352 750252

Pembrokeshire Hearing Voices Group – tel: Lydia 01437 769982, Hywel 0753 1454376, email: info@hearingvoicescymru.org

Port Talbot Hearing Voices Group, Every Wednesday between 1pm – 3pm at Hafal, Commercial Road, Taibach, Port Talbot, South Wales SA13 1LN contact Jayne Whitney tel: 01639 862517 or Steven Arnold at Hafal, tel: 01639 899122 for more details, email nptseibiant@hafal.org

‘Hear Hear’ Hearing Voices support group, ContactAddress; Cwmbwrla Day centre, Heol Y Gors, Cwmbwrla, Swansea SA5 8LD Tel; 01792 652101 Website; www.createswansea.co.uk

Wrexham Hearing Voices Group: meets at Brighter Futures, 3 Belmont Road, Wrexham, North Wales LL13 7PW. Contact Tony Scannell or Caroline David, Wrexham Hearing Voices Group, Ty Derbyn, Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham Maelor Hospital, LL13 7TD. Telephone Tony Scannell or Caroline David on 01978 726730 Email tony.scannell@wales.nhs.uk or caroline.david@wales.nhs.uk

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