Connecting People and Ideas in the Hearing Voices Movement

The 4th World Hearing Voices Congress was hosted by Hearing Voices Network Cymru, Working to Recovery and Asylum Associates.

Learning from the Past, Practising in the Present, Visioning for Future

Intervoice Day 19 September, Congress 20-21 September 2012

Cardiff, Wales

Summary of the Congress

2012 World Congress Programme | Workshops | Parallel Sessions

2012 Congress PosterThe attached report combines accounts by a small team of people from Mind in Camden who attended the Conference and made notes on the keynote speeches and workshops. However, we were not able to cover every workshop, so programme notes were used to fill in the gaps. The notes are a summary of what was said and we have done our best to write an accurate portrayal. I apologise for any errors.

The Conference was attended by almost 300 people from many countries. It was hosted by the Hearing Voices Network, Cymru and organised by Working to Recovery and Asylum Associates. It marked the 25th anniversary of Intervoice. As well as celebrating the achievements of the past, there was much shared about current developments and, finally, looked to the future with the launch of the “One of a Million” campaign.

It was a privilege to attend such an exciting and stimulating event and I hope this report will give a flavour of that for those who were not able to be there.

Rowena Dean
November 2012

Download the full report:

2012 World Congress Report (PDF)
2012 World Congress Report (Word)

The following documentary ‘Voices Matter’ was filmed at the 2012 World Congress by Open Paradigm Project (a group independent to Intervoice).