About Hearing Voices Groups

Hearing Voices Groups are a social environment that encourage and promote:

  • Self Empowerment
  • Interdependence, and
  • A view of members as ‘experts by experience’

Groups Provide:

  • Acceptance and a sense that one is not alone
  • A safe place to talk about visions and voices
  • An opportunity to learn what the voices mean and how to gain control over the experience
  • An opportunity to build stronger social networks and supports, and
  • A springboard to step into voluntary and then paid employment

Voice hearers in Self-Help Groups:

  • Share experiences with patients and non patients
  • Explore different ways of managing and coping with voices
  • Access information and resources and learn about the recovery process