Hearing Voices groups are peer support groups, based on a strong ethos of self-help.
It is widely accepted that the voices- in themselves- are not the main problem. It’s fear, powerlessness, distress, isolation, stigma and hopelessness which are barriers to recovery. Hearing Voices groups can remove some of these barriers and help a person take control of their lives.
Each group is different, but all groups hold the Hearing Voices ethos. Groups work to be non-judgemental, supportive, inclusive, a safe space to explore personal meaning and embrace a diversity of views, as well as hopeful, validating, voluntary and confidential.
If you’re interested in attending or setting up a Hearing Voices group near you, or would like to find out more about Hearing Voices, click here.