Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices is about sharing experiences with auditory sensory that have an impact on mental health.

Hearing Voices Groups are based firmly on an ethos of self help, mutual respect and empathy. They provide a safe space for people to share their experiences and support one another. They are peer support groups, involving social support and belonging, not therapy or treatment. However, groups do offer an opportunity for people to accept and live with their experiences in a way that helps them regain some power over their lives.

What is Hearing Voices?

Respect

Hearing Voices Groups welcome the diversity of experiences and views of their members. Rather than seeing one belief system as more valid than another, all explanations for voice and visions are valued. There is no assumption of illness. Groups recognize that all members have expertise to contribute to the group, no one member is more important than another.

Flexibility

All Hearing Voices Groups are centered around the needs and aspirations of their members. Rather than being solely focused on voices and visions, group members are welcome to talk about any issue that is important to them.

Ownership

Hearing Voices Groups recognize the importance of being user-centered and are working towards being truly user-led. Each member has an important part to play in determining the direction of the group, keeping it healthy and upholding its ethos.

Confidentiality

All Hearing Voices Groups should be as confidential as possible, with members being fully aware of any limits to this. Wherever possible, what is discussed within the group should stay within the group.

Testimonial

Testimonial

Check out resources below for links to other "Hearing Voices" sites.

– Patrick

How to Join

Groups are every Monday at 6pm on Zoom

Resources

BC Hearing Voices Network

Supporting people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual sensory experiences. Site has listing of all groups in the province of BC
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The International Hearing Voices Network

Working across the world to spread positive and hopeful messages about the experience of hearing voices. If you hear voices, know someone who does or want to find out more about this experience – then this site is for you.
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Hearing Voices Network

This page contains some basic information about voices, visions and other unusual sensory perceptions. If you feel you know little about the experience of hearing voices or seeing visions, it’s a good place to start.
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