Connecting People and Ideas in the Hearing Voices Movement

We are excited to share with you some of the speeches from the 2014 World Hearing Voices Congress in Thessaloniki. The congress was a huge success, welcoming over 300 people from across the globe, to share experiences, insights, stories and new ways of supporting those in distress.

The following are a selection of those filmed – and are shared with kind permission of both the presenters and the conference organisers. If you would like to see the full range of presentations and workshops, please download the abstract booklet.

We would like to sincerely thank everyone who worked together to create such a wonderful event.

Download: World Congress Abstract Booklet – 2014

Friday Evening – Welcome Ceremony

Dirk Corstens opens the Congress with Theodoros Megaloeconompu

Kellie Comans: From Melbourne to Thessaloniki – Welcome to the Conference from Australia

Marcello Macario: The Development of The Italian Hearing Voices Network

Virginia, Marianna & Marina from Hellenic Hearing Voices Network

Lisa Forestell: Report on the development of the Hearing Voices Network USA

Peter Bullimore: Developments in England

Robin Timmers: Report on the situation in the Netherlands

Peter Bullimore: Development of the Greek Hearing Voices Network

Marius Romme: The World Hearing Voices Movement – Where are we and where are we heading?

Saturday 11th October – Day One

Plenary Sessions

Olga Runciman: Voice hearers as Odysseus

Irene van de Giessen: The need for an odyssean construction with hearing voices

Professor Marius Romme: How to solve the schizophrenia problem

Talks & Workshops

Challenges and research issues from the Italian Hearing Voices Network

Chris Madson: On and on it goes, where it stops nobody knows

Sunday 12th October – Day Two

Plenary Sessions

Sandra Escher: Children and Young People (in 2 parts)

Sam Warner: Visions, voices, dissociated parts and child sexual abuse

Will Hall: Suicidal feelings and social justice

Rachel Waddingham: “Can you sit beside me whilst the sky falls in?” Learning from hearing voices groups in prisons

Rufus May: In a crisis: Finding ways to live with voices of panic, blame and punishment

Talks & Workshops

Robin Timmers: Hearing voices, recovery & emancipation

Theasaloniki Hearing Voices Declaration Discussion

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.

World Hearing Voices Day Postcard