Hearing Voices Network. A valuable aid to understanding and supporting experiences.

Whatever your experience, however you understand it, Hearing Voices would like to hear from you.

If you hear voices HVN can help – we are committed to helping people who hear voices. Our reputation is growing as the limitations of a solely medical approach to voices become better known. Psychiatry refers to hearing voices as ‘auditory hallucinations’ but our research shows that there are many explanations for hearing voices. Many people begin to hear voices as a result of extreme stress or trauma.

We offer information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.

The aims of the network are:

  • To raise awareness of voice hearing, visions, tactile sensations and other sensory experiences
  • To give men women and children who have these experiences an opportunity to talk freely about this together
  • To support anyone with these experiences seeking to understand, learn and grow from them in their own way

We try to achieve our aims through these objectives:

  • Promoting, developing and supporting self-help groups
  • Organising and delivering training sessions for health workers and the general public
  • Making available a telephone line that gives information and help to people who experience hearing voices, seeing visions and tactile sensations
  • To give men, women and children who have these experiences an opportunity to talk freely about them
  • Produce four newsletters a year

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about our work, become a member or get your self help group listed on our website, please contact us at:

Hearing Voices Network (HVN)

c/o Sheffield Hearing Voices Network,
Limbrick Day Service, Limbrick Road,
Sheffield, S6 2PE

Emailnhvn@hotmail.co.uk | Phone: 0114 271 8210


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