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). RFWA has supported the network’s setup and remains committed to its ongoing development and ultimate roll out across the country at a later date.
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.
Hearing Voices Network New South Wales
Contact person: Douglas Holmes
Phone: 0413 464 469 | Website: www.hvnnsw.org.au
211 Chapel Street, PRAHRAN VIC 3181
Phone: (+61) 03 9692 9500, Fax (+61) 03 9827 1044
Sandi Noble, Network Coordinator: [email protected] (Mon – Wed)
Janet Karagounis, Network Coordinator: [email protected] (Mon – Wed)
Indigo Daya, Project Manager: [email protected] (Mon – Thu)
David Gofton, Project Worker: email@example.com (Mon – Tue)
Find A Group
HVN Australia has several hearing voices groups across the metropolitan area. It also has a young people’s group for people aged 16-30. For an updated list of groups, see www.hvna.net.au/groups.php
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 http://www.prahranmission.org.au/VoicesVic_Groups