Online Hearing Voices Groups during Lockdown

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Online groups are run along the lines of regular in-person groups – the main difference being you are online. People often use the cameras and microphones with their computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone to access them. If you want more information, contact the facilitators directly.

Tuesdays:

  • 14:30 – 15:30 Every Tuesday – Cambridge Hearing Voices Group. An established group that has moved online during the pandemic. Call 0300 303 4363 or email goodlife@cpslmind.org.uk
  • 15:00-16:30 Every second Tuesday – Oxford Hearing Voices Peer Support Group. An established group that has moved online during the pandemic. Email katie.debertrand@oxfordshiremind.org.uk or call the Oxfordshire Mind Info Line 01865 247788.
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Fortnightly on Tuesdays – Huntingdon and Wisbech Hearing Voices Group. An established group that has moved online during the pandemic. Call 0300 303 4363 or email goodlife@cpslmind.org.uk

Wednesdays:

  • 17:30 – 18:30 Wednesdays – Voice Collective 16-25 Group
    An established peer support group for young people aged 16-25 years who hear voices, see visions or have related experiences, facilitated by Fiona, Sarah and/or Jess from Mind in Camden’s Voice Collective project.
  • 17:30 – 18:45 Wednesdays – New online Hearing Voices Group. Bonny Astor & Kit would love to hear from you if you’re interested. Email hearingvoicesonlinegroup@gmail.com
  • 19:00 Wednesdays – Talking Sense. Talking Sense is an established evening Hearing Voices Group that has now moved online. It is facilitated by Lauren and Janey. Email them at talkingsenselondon@gmail.com for more info.

Fridays:

  • 10am – 12noon, Every second Friday – Derby Hearing Voices Group
    The group meets via Zoom and welcome people from any area. See their site for more details and dates.
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Fortnightly on Fridays – Peterborough Hearing Voices Group
    An established group that has moved online during the pandemic. Call 0300 303 4363 or email goodlife@cpslmind.org.uk

Other:

Various – US Online Peer Support Options
One of the benefits of online groups is that you can join wherever you’re from. Some US groups are willing to accept international members. Have a look at the list provided by Western Mass RLC or see www.hearingvoicesusa.org.

Support in writing:

This includes email support and online forums … especially useful if you want to access support at any time of the day or night or don’t like groups/video conferencing.

Online Peer Support Forumhttps://forum.hearing-voices.org
A secure and supported online space to share your experiences, learn from and support others. Supported by HVN volunteers and trustees, this space is open to people with direct experiences of voices, visions and related experiences (including family/supporters). We have some separate spaces for people who hear voices and family/friends. Posts are only visible to registered users.

National Paranoia Network‘s Email Support Service
In response to the impact of isolation and the current pandemic on people who hear voices, see visions or experience paranoia – The National Paranoia Network is working with allies around the world to provide an international email support service. They do their best to respond quickly in a language that works for you. Email: support@nationalparanoianetwork.org 

Online Gatherings

At HVN, we’ve been trying to create some online spaces for those interested in voices, visions and related experiences to connect and explore experiences from different angles. So far we have run two film nights and one music night. We will publicise these on our news page and through social media.

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