Angelo Arecco, Cristina Contini, Marcello Macario, and Alessandra Santonio co-ordinate the hearing voices network in Italy. They hold annual national conferences (the last one in September 2009 and have set up a website (www.parlaconlevoci.it which means “talk with voices”) having in mind the INTERVOICE example trying to adapt its content to the current local situation.
Their aim is to facilitate the access both of more professionals who would like to get involved with the new approach towards the HV experience and for voice hearers eager to acquire all available information at different levels (international, domestic and locally).
There are now more centres in Italy (Savonna, Milan, Rome, Bologna, Parma and Trento in the North with Sicily coming on stream soon).
Activities in Prado (near Florence) continue, with conferences held on a regular basis, ably organised by Pini Pini and Donatella Miccinesi. Pino and Donatella hosted a memorable INTERVOICE meeting in Prado and Florence in 1998. Pino is a psychiatrist who has had a long term commitment ot empowering users of mental health services and is involved in European and International networks on this important issue. Donatella actively supports a self help group for people who hear voices in Prado.
Ron Colemans’ book “Recovery an Alien Concept” has recently published in Italian by Manifesto Libro. Working with Voices 2 is now translated into Italian as well.
Italiano Degli Uditori Di Voci
Cristina Contin, +39 3-8244723
“WE FOR YOU” Piazza Vittorio Veneto 1 17041 Altare
Parla con le voci Website
Find A Group
Group of Reggio Emilia [email protected] +39 522 335261: Vittorangeli 4, 42100, Reggio Emilia, Contact: Emilia Gloria
Group of Catania [email protected] +39 347-2951747 Centro Diurno Interdipartimentale Corso Italia 234, Catania, Contact: Roberto Pezzano
Imola Group [email protected] +39542-604845 DSM Ausl di Imola, via Boccaccio 1, 40026 IMOLA (BO), Contact: Stefano Cavallini
Milan Group – Gruppo Uditori di voci “INCONTROVOCI” +30 2/39001155 Centro Diurno Az. Osp. “L. Sacco”, Via Aldini 72, Milano, Contact: Stefano Cavallini
Group Saronno +39 2/96703809 CRA di Saronno, via Don Bellavista., Sarrono Alessandra e Silvia
Rome group [email protected] +39 329-9046686 CSM D6 ASL Roma C, via Casilina 395, 00176 Roma, Contact: Mariannina Amara