INTERDISCIPLINARY VOICE-HEARING RESEARCH
News, insights and updates from Hearing the Voice
LIVV: Try out a prototype app for young people who hear voices
Earlier this year we ran three co-design workshops to find out what young people who hear voices would want from an app. Now we’re looking for some feedback on a small scale, early prototype. If you’re aged 16–25 with personal experience of hearing voices, we’d love to hear what you think about what we’ve created.
Living with Voices: Can you help us build an app for young people who hear voices?
We’re looking for a group of young people (aged 16–25) with first-hand experience of hearing voices who would like to work with us to build a pilot version of our Living with Voices app. Later this month we will be running a series of three online workshops in which we’ll co-design the app and develop its features together. Workshops will take place on Monday 21 March, 28 March and 4 April (6–7.30pm).
Supporting actor required for new BBC film about mental health
Lara Manwaring Casting seeks men, aged 40–65, based in London, who have heard voices, experienced psychosis or been in hospital for their mental health for a supporting role in a new BBC film about mental health.
Living with Voices: Should we make an app for young people who hear voices?
Back in 2018 we launched a new website, Understanding Voices (UV), to help support people who hear voices and their loved ones. We now have a chance to apply for funds to develop an app for young people who hear voices. If you’re aged 16–25 with personal experience of hearing voices, we’d love to hear what you think an app of this type should look like.
Announcing our new Royal College of Psychiatrists CPD eLearning module on hearing voices
Hearing the Voice is delighted to announce the release of our new Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) CPD eLearning module on ‘Phenomenology and treatment of voice hearing in psychiatric practice’. It is free to access (registration and login required) and is one of the first to feature on the RCPsych new eLearning hub.
Understanding Voices: New resources in ten languages!
Our ‘Quick Read’ information fact sheets about hearing voices have now been translated into the top 10 languages other than English spoken in the UK, including Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simple Chinese), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Punjabi, Spanish, and Urdu.
Hearing Voices | Seeing Visions | Making Zines with Liv Winter and Voice Collective (September 2021)
Join artist Liv Wynter for a series of online zine-making workshops to explore experiences of hearing voices and seeing visions! Open to anyone aged 16-25 with lived experience of voice-hearing. No artistic skills necessary!
Fit for purpose? Addressing inequalities in mental health research
A paper published today by the Centre for Mental Health has found that new ways of working are needed to address mental health inequalities. Hearing the Voice features in the report as a strong example of how to bring together and value different types of knowledge in the production of evidence to inform mental health policy and practice.
Enter the Psychosphere Podcast: Hearing Voices
Project director Charles Fernyhough discusses his research on hearing voices in the latest Enter the Psychosphere podcast.
On behalf of everyone involved with Hearing the Voice, we mark with great sadness the death of Sandra Escher on May 31 2021, and send our condolences to Marius Romme, their family, and all those who drew inspiration from her presence and from her work.