In July 2005, the Richmond Fellowship of Western Australia (RFWA) brought Ron Coleman and Karen Taylor (from Scotland) to Perth to deliver a series of Recovery workshops. Ron’s support and encouragement to begin a HVN resulted in Richmond Fellowship of WA taking the innovative step of auspicing the development of Hearing Voices Network Australia (HVNA).
Whilst HVNA ceased in 2017, a committed team of representatives from state Hearing Voices Networks and other organisations and individuals active in the Australian Hearing Voices Community, forms the Australian Hearing Voices Establishment Project (AHVEP). This initiative builds on the work of a reference group established in 2015 to investigate the possibility of establishing a national Hearing Voices organisation and their recommendation of implementing a national framework to enhance the development of the Hearing Voices Movement in Australia.
HVN: New South Wales
The primary objective of HVNNSW, is to establish, facilitate and support self-help groups for voice hearers, throughout Metropolitan Sydney, as well as regional New South Wales.
We further aim to act as a source of information to voice hearers, carers and the general community. Our purpose is to generate, in society, an awareness of the hearing voices experience, and a better understanding and acceptance of voice hearers and their carers. This will be achieved through a collaborative approach between voice hearers, carers and service providers.
Voices Vic is a network of professionals, carers and voice hearers that work together to reduce the distress which can be associated with hearing voices.
Our ambition is to establish Hearing Voices Groups across Victoria. Our vision is for the community at large to listen to the experience of voice hearers without fear or judgement and with acceptance. We believe recovery is not necessarily the absence of voices, but the ability to have a meaningful life.
We believe recovery is possible for everyone.
211 Chapel Street, PRAHRAN VIC 3181
Phone: (+61) 03 9692 9500, Fax (+61) 03 9510 9627
Andrea Minca, Program Manager: [email protected] (Tue-Fri)
Janet Karagounis, Group Coordinator: [email protected] (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri)
Find A Group
HVN New South Wales has several groups in the area, including ones in Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Tweed Heads and Sydney. For updated group details, see www.hvnnsw.org.au/g_grouplocations.html
Voices Vic has over 14 groups across Victoria, including ones in St Kilda, Wodonga and Thomastown. For updated groups, see: www.prahranmission.org.au/ourservices/voices-vic/#page_4
- World Hearing Voices Congress 2013 – Early Bird Rate Ends 31 July
- HVN Western Australia Showcased on TV
- 2013 Hearing Voices Congress, Australia
- Launch of the Melissa Roberts Foundation (Australia)
- Voices Vic featured on TV in Australia
- Voices Vic’s World Hearing Voices Day: Australia
- HVN Australia: Young People’s Hearing Voices Group