HVN are committed to helping people who hear voices. Psychiatry refers to hearing voices as ‘auditory hallucinations’ but our research shows that there are many explanations for hearing voices. Many people begin to hear voices as a result of extreme stress or trauma.
HVN offer information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.
The aims of the network are:
• To raise awareness of voice hearing, visions, tactile sensations and other sensory experiences
• To give men women and children who have these experiences an opportunity to talk freely about this together
• To support anyone with these experiences seeking to understand, learn and grow from them in their own way
HVN try to achieve our aims through these objectives:
• Promoting, developing and supporting self-help groups
• Organising and delivering training sessions for health workers and the general public
• Making available a telephone line that gives information and help to people who experience hearing voices, seeing visions and tactile sensations
• To give men, women and children who have these experiences an opportunity to talk freely about them
• Produce four newsletters a year
National Hearing Voices Network, e, 86-90 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4NE