Global map of Hearing Voices Groups and Networks

The Hearing Voices movement global map

There are 35 national networks, over 400 regional, and local hearing voices networks, groups, research & training centres which can be found on this map, They are indicated by different coloured pins. The pin legend and colour codes are list below the map, where you can find addresses and contact details.

The map has been updated in October 2015 at the time of the Seventh International Hearing Voices Congress, with over 700 delegates in Madrid, Spain. Reviews of the conference are available here http://entrevoces.org/en_GB/.

The 8th Congress will be in Paris in October 2016 – visit intervoiceonline.org for more details as they are released.

Another very useful resource to explain more modern view of the Voice Hearing experience is from a Dutch advocacy group, which can be read on line or downloaded and printed http://www.psychosegevoelig.nl/psychosis/index.html.

There is also a detailed explanation in English about the Anoiksis Dutch service users group and their proposal to replace the inaccurate and stigmatising term "schizophrenia" with the term "psychosis susceptibility syndrome". some of their web site is in English http://www.anoiksis.nl/content/schizophrenia-or-chronic-psychosis-association-anoiksis

HV Training Workshops

Finally, some on the list will recall Trevor Eyles visiting Perth for the International Conference on Recovery from Psychosis (2008). Trevor is an English mental health nurse, who has lived in Denmark for the last 25 years, and for the last 15 has been practicing in the Hearing Voices approach, with widely recognised expertise in the Maastricht Interview for Voice Hearers, and in Voice Dialogue. A recording of his Perth presentation is here https://vimeo.com/66526252.

Trevor will be in Australia from 13 Feb to 8 March 2016 and has asked me if we can organise a series of workshops and public lectures.

Trevor has a well established training programme he has delivered in many places across Denmark and in Europe in the last seven years, since his appointment as the Hearing Voices Consultant for the Aarhus district in Denmark. In this video he outlines some of his work and describes the workshops in part https://youtu.be/6d03SYh9fiE.

Those list members who have met Elisabeth Svanholmer, on her visit to Australia to teach with

Rufus May in April, will appreciate that Trevor’s work with her in groups and individually were important elements in her recovery, and they still work together in the Danish Hearing Voices Network.

Please see the attached information, and please email psychosislinks if you would like to host a workshop or lecture by Trevor while he is here.


Best Wishes
Philip BenjaminMHN BEd MMind&Soc

(+61) 0418 887 007

(+44) 0748 270 0287
"Dreaming is free", Blondie, 1979

Draft flyer – Trevor 2016.pdf

Draft flyer – Trevor 2016.pdf

Successful and Schizophrenic – NYTimes.com

Important article by Ellen Saks, Professor of Law and Psychiatry, about her experiences of psychosis http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/opinion/sunday/schizophrenic-not-stupid.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0&referer=http://m.facebook.com/

In a Pharmaco-Centric Era, Mental Health Nursing is More Important Than Ever – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2015/10/08/4327692.htm
“There is no singular and uncontested psychiatric view of anything, but it is clear that a naive biomedical pharmaco-centric orthodoxy prevails at the present time.” Brilliant, Richard – many thanks

JAMA Network | JAMA Psychiatry | Assessment of the Harmful Psychiatric and Behavioral Effects of Different Forms of Child Maltreatment

Free article: Assessment of the Harmful Psychiatric and Behavioral Effects of Different Forms of Child Maltreatment
http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/Mobile/article.aspx?articleID=2461738

Blame it on biology: how explanations of mental illness influence treatment

“The “therapeutic alliance” between clinician and client is a key ingredient in successful treatment, responsible for better clinical outcomes and lower rates of dropout. Biogenetic explanations held by clinicians can impair the therapeutic relationship and those held by clients can impede their recovery.” Nick Haslam

Blame it on biology: how explanations of mental illness influence treatment

Lectures on Open Dialogue at Bouverie

https://vimeo.com/thebouveriecentre/

The bags helping people with mental health problems | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

The Recovery Bag Project sends people items such as hand cream and toys to support positive behaviour

Source: The bags helping people with mental health problems | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

Stuck in a Box; the Inadequacy of Oregon’s Mental Health Care — Medium

About 20 minutes ago, I was ushered into a small room, with brown walls, and a shiny linoleum floor, with a cushioned be…

Source: Stuck in a Box; the Inadequacy of Oregon’s Mental Health Care — Medium

Decoupling ‘psychotic symptoms’ from “schizophrenia” can help improve treatment

Phenomenon(sic) such as hallucinations and delusions can be independently examined in their own right,rather than subsuming their study within the context of diagnostic categories such as
‘schizophrenia’,which is a heterogeneous, disjunctive construct

Childhood adversity and psychosis: generalised or specific effects?. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279991019_Childhood_adversity_and_psychosis_generalised_or_specific_effects [accessed Sep 17, 2015].

E. Longden, M. Sampson and J. Read – Childhood adversity and psychosis: generalised or specific effects?. in Epidemiology
and Psychiatric Sciences, Available on CJO 2015 doi:10.1017/S204579601500044X

Association of Child Poverty, Brain Development, and Academic Achievement

“Our work suggests that specific brain structures tied to processes critical for learning and educational functioning (eg, sustained attention, planning, and cognitive flexibility) are vulnerable to the environmental circumstances of poverty, such as stress, limited stimulation, and nutrition.” Freely available….