Hearing Voices: Useful Resources


Hearing Voices Network Ireland  www.hearingvoicesnetworkireland.ie
Contains info about the Irish HVN

Voice Collective  www.voicecollective.co.uk
Mind in Camden’s new peer support project for young people who hear, see or sense things that other people don’t. Contains info on peer support, coping, recovery and getting help in a crisis.

Hearing Voices Network  www.hearing-voices.org
Contains info about the English HVN including membership info & resources

Hearing Voices Network USA  www.hearingvoicesusa.org
Includes a list of groups across the US.

The international community of voice hearing, providing a wealth of resources and information (including personal experiences, research, latest news, alternative perspectives)

Behind The Label  www.behindthelabel.co.uk
Rachel’s personal blog, sharing her journey beyond psychiatric labelling. Includes articles and videos.

You Tube/Vimeo:

‘Voices Matter’ Documentary: https://tinyurl.com/voices-matter

A Little Insight (Voice Collective animation): https://tinyurl.com/vc-insight

Johnny Vegas on Jonathan Ross: https://tinyurl.com/vc-vegas

Eleanor Londen’s TED Talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/eleanor_longden_the_voices_in_my_head


Accepting Voices
Prof. Marius Romme and Sandra Escher, ISBN: 9781874690139

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Robert Whitaker, 978-0307452429

A Straight-Talking Introduction to Children’s Mental Health Problems

Sami Timimi, ISBC 978 1 906254 15 5

Hearing Voices: A Common Human Experience

John Watkins, ISBN: 0855723904

I Am More Than One: How Women with Dissociative Identity Disorder Have Found Success in Life and Work
Jane Wegscheider Hyman, ISBN-10: 0071462570

Learning from the Voices in My Head
Eleanor Longden, https://tinyurl.com/eleanor-ted ($1.99 e-book!)

Living With Voices: 50 Stories of Recovery
Prof Marius Romme, Dr Sandra Escher, Jacqui Dillon, Dr Dirk Corstens, Prof Mervyn Morris
ISBN: 978 1-906254-22-3

Making Sense of Voices: A guide for mental health professionals working with voice-hearers
Prof. Marius Romme and Sandra Escher
ISBN: 9781874690863

Trauma and Recovery: From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
Judith Lewis Herman, ISBN-10: 0863584306

Working With Voices: Victim to Victor Workbook (Second Edition)
Coleman & Smith, ISBN: 0-9548103-4-1

Young People Hearing Voices: What you need to know and what you can do

Escher and Romme, ISBN 978 1 906254 57 5


Voice hearing in non-clinical populations

Dewi Rees, W., (1971) ‘The hallucinations of widowhood’.  British Medical Journal.  4, (5778), p.37-41.

Honig, A., Romme, M.A., Ensink, B.J., Escher, S.D., Pennings, M.H. & deVries, M.W.  (1998) ‘Auditory hallucinations: A comparison between patients and nonpatients’.  The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.  186, (10), p.646-651.

Tien, A.Y., (1991) ‘Distribution of hallucinations in the population’.  Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.  26, (6), p.287-292.

Johns, L.C., Cannon, M., Singleton, N., Murray, R.M., Farrell, M., Brugha, T., Bebbington, P., Jenkins, R. & Meltzer, H.  (2004) ‘Prevalence and correlates of self-reported psychotic symptoms in the British population’.  The British Journal of Psychiatry: The Journal of Mental Science.  185, p.298-305.

Bartels-Velthuis, A.A., Jenner, J.A., van de Willige, G., van Os, J. & Wiersma, D.  (2010).  ‘Prevalence and correlates of auditory vocal hallucinations in middle childhood’.  The British Journal of Psychiatry : The Journal of Mental Science.  196, (1), p.41-46.

Fleming, M.P. & Martin, C.R.  (2009) ‘A preliminary investigation into the experience of symptoms of psychosis in mental health professionals: Implications for the psychiatric classification model of schizophrenia’.  Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.  16, (5), p.473-480.

Adverse Life Experiences & Trauma

Lataster, T., van Os, J., Drukker, M., Henquet, C., Feron, F., Gunther, N. & Myin-Germeys, I.  (2006) ‘Childhood victimisation and developmental expression of non-clinical delusional ideation and hallucinatory experiences: Victimisation and non-clinical psychotic experiences’.  Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.  41, (6):423-428.

Hammersley, P., Read, J., Woodall, S. & Dillon, J.  (2009) ‘Childhood trauma and psychosis: The genie is out of the bottle’.  The Journal of Psychological Trauma.  6(23):7-20.

Moskowitz, A. & Corstens, D.  (2007)  ‘Auditory hallucinations: Psychotic symptom or dissociative experience?’  Journal of Psychological Trauma.  6,35-63.

Sanjuan, J., Gonzalez, J.C., Aguilar, E.J., Leal, C. & van Os, J.  (2004) ‘Pleasurable auditory hallucinations’.  Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica.  110, (4), p.273-278.

Read, J., (2003).  ‘Sexual and physical abuse during childhood and adulthood as predictors of hallucinations, delusions and thought disorder’.  Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice.  76, (11-22).

Medication Response

Marques, T.R., Arenovich, T., Agid, O., Sajeev, G., Muthén, B., Chen, L., Kinon, B.J. & Kapur, S.  (2011) ‘The different trajectories of antipsychotic response: Antipsychotics versus placebo’.  Psychological Medicine.  41, (7), p.1481-1488.

Stahl, S.M., (2006).  Essential psychopharmacology: The prescriber’s guide (2, illustrated, revised).  Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press.


  1. Patricia Sagasta
    October 4, 2018 @ 10:44 am


    Would like to receive information on training/seminars regarding the topic of
    ‘Hearing voices’

  2. Mark Monahan
    November 5, 2018 @ 9:56 am

    Hi Patricia
    Dates posted last week. See the home page for details.

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