Connecting People and Ideas in the Hearing Voices Movement

In November 2010, over 400 people from across the world gathered in Nottingham (UK) for the second World Hearing Voices Congress. Whether or not you were fortunate enough to be there, please enjoy reading the programme and presentations below. We hope you can join us at the 2011 Congress in Italy.


The Congress, “Raising Our Voices, Speaking Our Truths”, took place from the 2nd to the 4th November in Nottingham (UK).

Participants include: Marius Romme, Sandra Escher, Dorothy Rowe, Gail Hornstein, Dirk Corstens, Bobby Baker, Peter Bullimore, Jacqui Dillon, Rufus May, Simon Mullins, Debra Lampshire, Caroline Von Taysen, Olga Runciman, Eleanor Longden, Rachel Waddingham, Trevor Eyles, Sam Warner, Odette Nightsky plus many more!

Download: The Congress Programme


The Keynote and Workshop presentations from the World Hearing Voices Congress are available here in pdf format:

Kellie Comans, Keynote speech: Kellie considers her journey to recovery and the role played by psychiatry.
Beyond Psychiatry understanding my own Human Experience

Sandra Escher, keynote speech on findings of research about children who hear voices
The message of the voices: some results from a 3-year follow-up study on 80 children hearing voices

Workshop: Samimi Tami, Children, hearing voices and the medical model
Children, hearing voices and the medical model

Workshop: Piloting a Hearing Voices Group in a High Security Psychiatric Setting: Andy Benn, Jonathon Slater, Hannah Jones. (UK)
Piloting a Hearing Voices Group in a High Secure Psychiatric Setting

Workshop: Rufus May on Accepting Alternative Realities

Accepting Alternative Realities – Handout
Beyond Disbelief: Ways of approaching alternative realities

Intervoice was set up to support the International Hearing Voices Movement, celebrating the diversity and creativity within it. We do what we can to share information and connect people with groups, networks and resources.

Congress poster
World Hearing Voices Day Postcard