Research shows that around 8% of children and young people hear voices that others don’t. So, if you – or your child – is one of them, you’re not alone.
In this section we’ve gathered together a range of information, resources, coping strategies and experiences aimed at young people, their families and anyone else who support them.
We plan to extend this section during the next year, so this is a fantastic time to let us know what you would like to see here. So, whilst we hope there is something here that you’ll find useful – don’t be shy. Tell us what you want to see here and we’ll do our best to include your suggestions as the site grows.
In This Section
This section includes some practical information and advice aimed at parents, carers and supporters. It includes Dr Escher’s article ‘Don’t Panic if Your Child is Hearing Voices – It’s Not The End of the World’ and a very useful 10 point checklist to help you better support your child.
Even though 8% of young people hear voices, many of those we meet have never spoken about their experiences to another young person. Statistics are helpful, but they are not a substitute for hearing about other people’s stories and really feeling that you’re not alone. In this section, we will gather together stories and articles about young people who hear voices.
If you are a young person who hears voices and would like to share your story with us, please email us.
Also see: About Voices > Personal Experiences
Knowledge is power. In this section we will include useful tools, organisations, websites and publications. It includes Dr Escher’s Maastricht Interview (a tool for helping a child or young person explore their experiences) and information about Hearing Voices Groups specifically for young people.