There have been some really exciting developments in the World Hearing Voices Movement over the last year. New groups and initiatives are being developed across the world – including Bosnia, Serbia, Israel and USA. Building on last year’s unprecedented interested in voice-hearing, following Eleanor Longden’s TED Talk – voice-hearers and their allies are continuing to speak out and share their diverse experiences. Ofcourse, there’s always more to do – but having one day for us all to celebrate this diversity (whilst not minimising the distress some people are still experiencing) is an opportunity to share this with the world.
As an organisation, we have also continued the ‘One of a Million‘ campaign (seeking 1,000,000 pledges of support for our values), a formal membership scheme. The upcoming World Hearing Voices Congress in Greece is also set to be a truly exciting and inspiring event.
We’re hoping to hear from people, groups and networks who are doing something to get people thinking about, or talking about, the experience of hearing voices or seeing visions. If more than 280 million people around the world hear voices, it seems strange that it’s an experience that – in the many parts of the world – we simply don’t talk about.
2014 Events Listing
HVN Aotearoa New Zealand
A free event supporting people who have voices and visions. An OPPORTUNITY to talk and explore many wonderful and holistic ways of staying well at NO COST.
When: 10.00AM to 3.30 PM Saturday September 13h 2014
Where: Grey Lynn Library Hall, 474 Great North Road,
Link: Event website
For more information: Call 027 265 0266 or email: [email protected] with your name and contact details. Please note spaces are limited. You will need to book.
Kevin Healey, part of the Toronto Hearing Voices Network, has taken part in an interview that coincides with World Hearing Voices Day.
The lovely people Free Voices Speak Out organised a BBQ to celebrate and raise awareness for World Hearing Voices Day. It took place at the front of Bendigo Bank opposite QE2 from 1130 till 2pm.
As they say: ‘Hearing Voices is a normal human experience, Let’s talk about it!!’