Connecting People and Ideas in the Hearing Voices Movement

As the next World Hearing Voices Congress in Thessaloniki approaches, we’re excited to share with you the latest news. Bookmark this page and we will update it as we here more from the organising committee.

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10-12 October 2014, Thessaloniki (Greece)

Congress Website (English) | Congress Website (Greek)

greek-image-congressThe 6th World Congress in Thessaloniki, Greece, is organized by the Hellenic Hearing Voices Network and the Hellenic Observatory for Rights in the Field of Mental Health. It continues the tradition of the previous Congresses held in Maastricht (2009), Nottingham (2010), Savona (2011), Cardiff (2012) and Melbourne (2013).

People who hear voices, carers, professionals and researchers in the field of mental health, as well as anyone else interested in the experience of hearing voices are welcome to attend. The Congress includes research presentations, life stories, stories of recovery, talks about local networks and initiatives, experiential workshops and interactive sessions. It aspires to be a place of coming together, discussing, exchanging ideas and sharing experience between people from many countries, perspectives and paths of life.

Invited Speakers

  • Peter Bullimore, UK
  • Sandra Escher, Netherland
  • Irene van de Giessen, Netherland
  • Will Hall, U.S.A.
  • Rufus May, UK
  • Marius Romme, Netherland
  • Olga Runciman, Denmark
  • Rachel Waddingham, UK
  • Sam Warner, UK
  • Angela Woods, UK
  • Μαρίνα Λυκοβουνιώτη, Greece
  • Δημήτρης Χατζηβασιλειάδης, Greece


This year’s congress is taking place at Hotel Philippion, a 4 star city hotel located in the heart of the thickly wooded Seich Sou Park – a magnificent natural environment.

Congress Registration

To register, see:

Fees: €70/€90 (unwaged/unemployed/students) | €140/€160 (waged)

The fee includes: opening event, 2 day conference sessions, conference materials, coffee breaks & light lunches during the 2 day conference.


For those who would like to stay at the congress venue, you can book a room at the Hotel Philippion through the congress website.

Accommodation fees (includes breakfast and taxes): €40 (single room), €47 (double room) & €60 (triple room)


For More Information

Web: Congress Website (English) | Congress Website (Greek)

T. +30 2310 433099 | F.+30 2310 433599
E-mail: [email protected]

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