Useful Resources

In this section, we have gathered together a range of resources and websites that may be of use to you. If you have any suggestions to add to this collection, please email us.

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Maastricht Interview for People who Hear Voices: An interview schedule to help people explore their experience of voice-hearing.

Maastricht Interview for Children who Hear Voices: An interview schedule used by Dr Sandra Escher in her research on children and young people who hear voices.

Coping Strategies for Hearing Voices from New Zealand Hearing Voices Network: Things that help people to cope, things that don’t and techniques you can try from New Zealand.

Hojas INTERVOICE: Red Internacional para la Formación, Educación e Investigación sobre la Escucha de Voces todo el mundo para propagar mensajes positivos y esperanzadores sobre la experiencia de escucha de voces. Trabajamos en Ipara favorecer la recuperación, la aceptación y la educación sobre la escucha de voces INTERVOICE es el organismo coordinador del movimiento internacional de escucha de voces que trabaja.

Better Sleep for Voice Hearers: A booklet written by the voice hearers of York Hearing Voices Group, sharing tips on dealing with difficulties sleeping because of voices, visions, sensations or difficult thoughts.

1st World Hearing Voices Congress: Speakers and Presents Abstracts and Profiles: Descriptions of the speeches, presentations and workshops plus profiles of the presenters particiapting at the 1st World Hearing Voices Congress held in Maastricht, Netherlands in 2009.

Are hearing voices groups effective? A preliminary evaluation: (2006) This study sought to examine the effectiveness of a hearing voices group . The present study found that after attending the hearing voices group, members’ hospital bed use decreased and there was a trend for less formal admissions. Two people reduced or discontinued their medication.People used far more coping strategies and were able to talk to far more people about their voices after attending the group. Learning coping strategies was something people valued about the group and one of the common topics was to explore and experiment with different coping strategies.

Voice Collective, London – Information Sheet for young people about peer support groups: Mind in Camden’s Voice Collective is a project that is developing peer support groups for young people (aged 12-18) who hear, see or experience things that other people don’t. This sheet should give you a good idea of what the groups are about and whether they might be for you (or someone you care about).

Lessons on voices from St John of the Cross: One way to get a sense of what properties of voices and visions the biological/medical model causes us to overlook is to head back in time to a different time, culture, and context, which didn’t have a predominantly medical view of such experiences. One such account is given by the16th century Spanish theologian St. John of the Cross.

Kru Khmer in Cambodia -tradional healers and hearing voices: In Cambodia it is currently documented that there are 113 different types of traditional healers. This research considered similarities between the experiences of Kru Khmer and the experiences of individuals in the west who have auditory hallucinations and who have been given the diagnosis of psychosis or schizophrenia. The researcher conducted interviews with clients who attended the psychiatric clinic in Phnom Penh. The interview used with the clients at the psychiatric clinic was designed by Professor Romme and Sandra Escher who are pioneers of alternative ways of working with people who hear voices.

Hearing Voices Network Australia Coping Strategies Poster: Strategies for Coping with Distressing Voices based on infroamtion provided by Dundee HVN and dveloped and published by Hearing Voices Network Australia.

Useful Websites

Asylum Associates

Dundee Hearing Voices Group (Scotland)

Experience Focused Counselling (EFC) Training Institute (Germany)

Freedom Center (USA)

HARM Reduction Coalition

Hearing Voices Forum

Hearing Voices Maastricht: Dirk Corstens

Hearing Voices Network Australia (HVNA)

Hearing Voices Network Cymru

Hearing Voices Network England

Intentional Peer Support

International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS)

Italian Hearing Voices Network

Madness Radio: Voices And Visions from Outside Mental Health

Portland Hearing Voices

Rufus May Website

Stemmen horen/Hearing Voices

This Month in Voices (A monthly summary of the latest research papers on Hearing Voices)

Voice Collective – Peer Support for Young People who Hear Voices

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