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Below you can find a comprehensive list of every resource included on the Understanding Voices site.

Alex Pheby (2016). Schreber the plaything. The Psychologist.

Angela Coulter and Alf Collins. Making shared decision making a reality. The King’s Fund.

Angela Woods and Ben Alderson-Day (2015). Hearing voices? Don’t assume that means schizophrenia. The Conversation.

Anna Lentre (2017). ‘14 steps to help me when I am hearing voices’. The Mighty.

Anonymous (2015). A moment that changed me – when I stopped hearing the voices in my head. The Guardian,

Åsa Jansson (2017). Voices, visions and persons under the floor: ‘Delusions’ and ‘hallucinations’ in Nineteenth-century psychiatry. Hearing the Voice.

Ben Alderson-Day and Charles Fernyhough (2015). Inner speech: Development, cognitive functions, phenomenology, and neurobiology. Psychological Bulletin.

Catherine Jackson (2008). Mad pride and prejudice. The Guardian.

Celia Dodd (2015). Open Dialogue: The radical new treatment that is having life-changing effects on people’s mental health. The Independent.

Charles Fernyhough (2013). The voices within: The power of talking to yourself. New Scientist.

Charles Fernyhough (2014). Voices in the news. Psychology Today.

Charles Fernyhough (2016). How to live with 100 voices in your head. BBC Futures.

Charles Fernyhough (2018). All children are psychotic.

Charlie Heriot-Maitland (2016). Charlie Heriot-Maitland on compassion and psychosis. Psychology Today.

Charlie Heriot-Maitland (2018). Social connectedness and the future of compassionate mental health. Compassionate Mental Health Blog.

Chris Cook (2017) ‘Speak, Lord: thy servant heareth’, The Church Times.

Chris Cook (2017), Voices immanent and transcendent, The Church Times.

Chris Cook (2017). Learning to discern, The Church Times.

Craig Steel (2017). Working with trauma and distressing voicesFrontiers. A comment piece from Craig Steel on using EMDR for voices.

Diana Raab (2015). Is it psychosis or a spiritual emergency? Psychology Today.

Dirk Corstens, Eleanor Longden and Rufus May (2011). The voice dialogue method. Intervoice. A general explainer on Voice Dialoguing for people who hear voices.

Elisabeth Svanholmer and Rufus May, ‘Ideas on how to talk supportively with voices’, Open Minded Online, October 2018.

Emily Knoll (2018). Learning to live with hearing voices. BMJ. A short article in which Emily Knoll reflects on her experience of hearing voices during her doctorate.

Eric Maisel & Gail Hornstein (2016) Gail Hornstein on first-person narratives of madness. Mental health

Good Therapy (2016). Voice dialogue. An overview of the voice dialogue approach and how it used across a range of contexts.

Jacqui Dillon (2009) The tale of an ordinary little girl.

Jason McIntyre and Richard Bentall (2017). Immigrants suffer higher rates of psychosis – here’s how to start helping them. The Conversation.

Jayasree Kalathil and Alison Faulkner (2012). Together UK: the freedom to be, the chance to dream. Preserving the future of peer support. Together.

Jingyi Wang (2018). Loneliness in psychosis and related psychological and social factors’. The Mental Elf.

Joe Judge (2014). Service user perspectives on individual CBT for psychosis. The Mental Elf.

John Watkins (2008), Hearing Voices: A Common Human Experience, Michelle Anderson Publishing.

Jonny Benjamin (2018). How the stranger who saved my life became my friend – and fellow mental health campaignerThe Telegraph.

Judith Varley (2017). Thoughts on stepping down from the ISPS UK committee. ISPS blog.

Katie Conibear (2018). How to help someone when they’re hearing voices. Stumbling Mind.

Katie Conibear (2019). Living with psychosis. Cosmopolitan.

Katy Gray (2014). Has antipsychotic medication made me worse?

Katy Rutherford and Julie Tran Graham (2016). The power of peer support. Nestra.

Lucy Maddox (2014). What is CBT for psychosis anyway? The Guardian.

Lucy Nichol (2018). Believing me is crucial: How to talk to somebody about hearing voices. Metro.

Manchester Metropolitan University (2019). Hearing and listeningMet Magazine.

Matthew Broome (2017). Shared decision making: does it help people with psychosis?. The Mental Elf.

Megan Rahm (2017). My life before and after starting antipsychotic medication. Healthy Place.

Nicola Davis (2017). Risk of psychotic disorders up to five times greater for people from ethnic minorities – UK study finds. The Guardian.

Oliver Sacks (2012). Seeing Things? Hearing Things? Many of us do. The New York Times.

Paige Davis (2018). How imaginary friends could boost children’s development. The Conversation.

Patricia Waugh (2015). Hilary Mantel and Virginia Woolf on the sounds in writers’ minds. The Guardian.

Patricia Waugh (2017). It’s important to listen to imaginary voices – just ask Virginia Woolf. The Independent.

Peter Moseley (2012). Is TMS a good treatment option for those seek help with voice hearing? Hearing the Voice project blog.

Peter Moseley (2014). Talking to ourselves: The science of the little voice in your head. The Guardian.

Peter Moseley (2016). Transcranial direct current stimulation – over-hyped or under-studied? Hearing the Voice project blog

PRAXIS (2016). ACT for psychosis: An interview with Joe Oliver. PRAXIS blog.

Rachel Brand (2015). Trauma-focused psychotherapies for PTSD in people with experiences of psychosis. A blog post from Mental Elf on research testing EMDR and Prolonged Exposure treatment for psychosis.

Rachel Waddingham (2015). The enemy within: People who hear voices are being encouraged to talk back. The Independent.

Rai Waddingham (2016). Me & the meds: The story of a dysfunctional Rrlationship. Behind the Label UK.

Richard Bentall (2016) Mental illness is a result of misery, yet we still stigmatise it. The Guardian.

Robin Logie (2014). EMDR – more than just a therapy for PTSD. The Psychologist.

Sally Buchanan-Hagen (2018). 6 Things I didn’t realise about taking antipsychotics. BPHOPE.

Sarah Parry and Filippo Varese (2017). Parents, don’t panic if your child is hearing voices, it’s actually quite common. The Conversation.

Sarah Parry and Filippo Varese (2017). Top tips for parents of children who hear voices. Mad in America.

Sarita Robinson (2019). What are the effects of total isolation?. The Independent.

Seetha Subbiah (2016). Did you hear that? Help for children who hear voices. World Scientific Publishing Company.

Shanika Ranasinghe (2018). A life hearing voices: How I manage auditory hallucinations. Elle.

Shannon Peters (2016). Stigma may increase distress in individuals who hear voices. Mad in America.

Simon Dein and Roland Littlewood (2007). The voice of God. Anthropology and Medicine.

Simon McCarthy Jones (2019). Unwanted unacceptable thoughts: most people have them and we should talk about them. The Conversation.

Simon McCarthy-Jones (2017). Sensing the dead is perfectly normal and often helpful. The Independent.

Simon McCarthy-Jones, Amanda Waegeli and John Watkins (2013). Spirituality and hearing voices: considering the relation. Psychosis.

Sue (2015). How EMDR helped me. MIND.

The British Psychological Society (2017). Understanding psychosis and schizophrenia, Section 6. The British Psychological Society.

The Mental Elf (2019). ‘Open dialogue: What’s the evidence?

Tom Stockmann (2015). Open dialogue: A new approach to mental health care. Psychology Today.

Tom Stockmann (2015). The UK National Health Service peer supported open dialogue project. Mad in America.

Vaughan Bell (2015). Childhood hallucinations are surprisingly common – but why?. The Guardian.

Vaughan Bell (2016). The mystery of urban psychosis. The Atlantic.

Victoria Derbyshire Programme (2018). The children who hear voices. BBC.

Victoria Hume (2014). Delirium: images, sounds and voices in intensive care. Hearing the Voice.

Young Voices Study (2019). Advice from young people who took part in the young voices study. Manchester Metropolitan University.

All in the Mind (2018). Compassion therapy for voice-hearing. ABC Radio podcast.

We all have different sides to ourselves. The angry self, the anxious self, the sad self … and then there’s the compassionate self. It’s not always easy to tap into compassion but it’s now being used as an important approach to therapy for voice hearing and psychosis. This interview explores the power of cultivating compassion in those who hear voices, and in their therapists.

BBC Radio 4 (2016). Hearing voices in the UK. BBC. 28 minutes.

A podcast that explores how Voice hearing was once considered a sign of madness, but has there been a cultural shift?

Charles Fernyhough (2015). The voices in our heads. Hearing the Voice.

Professor Fernyhough reviews some key recent findings on voice-hearing and inner speech.

Corinne Saunders. Otherworldly encounters: voices and visions in the medieval period –Hearing the Voice. Professor Corinne Saunders discusses hearing voices and other unusual encounters in the medieval period.

Chris Cook. Hearing voices in the Christian Mystical tradition. Hearing the Voice. In this podcast, Chris illustrates some of the different ways in which voices contribute significantly to, and interpret, mystical experience.

Hearing the Voice. Communities and collectives. Hearing the Voice – SoundCloud. An exploration of the communities and collectives that can form around voice-hearing, with emphasis on the development of the hearing voices movement.

Hearing the Voice . ‘Listen up!’ A podcast in which young voice-hearers from the North of England reflect on their experiences of hearing voices and of creating artworks for the world’s first major exhibition on voice-hearing.

Hearing the Voice. Literary voices. Hearing the Voice – SoundCloud. Professor Pat Waugh, Dr Peter Garratt and Dr Marco Bernini explore the links between voice-hearing and literary creativity. Includes a discussion of the representation of voice and voice-hearing in the literary work of Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens and Samuel Beckett.

Hearing the Voice. Visionary voices. Hearing the Voice – SoundCloud. Professor Corinne Saunders, Professor Chris Cook and Dr Hilary Powell explore voice-hearing and divine inspiration.

James Kirkbridge (2014). What causes psychosis? The Royal Society. 25 minutes. Dr James Kirkbride explores how our external environment affects the risk of experiencing a psychotic episode.

Mosaic (2014). Voices in the dark: The people who hear voices. Wellcome Trust. 52 minutes.

Voice hearing is often understood to be a symptom of mental illness, but many voice hearers refute this diagnosis, believing the voices they hear are based on significant events that have shaped their lives. We explore what it means to hear voices and discover how the phenomenon is being understood.

Nev Jones (2014). Redefining research. Madness Radio.

Nev Jones survived her mother’s frightening extreme states — and then her own mind unravelled into different realities. She was herself diagnosed with schizophrenia and began a lifelong exploration of the uniqueness of madness.

Patricia Waugh. Experimenting with voices: Virginia Woolf fiction as a risky kind of life writing. Hearing the Voice – Soundcloud.

Woolf used her writing as self-therapy and ‘did for myself what psycho-analysts do for their patients’. This podcast examines how she developed an effective process for self-therapy in conjunction with her literary experimentation, how she managed her trauma, and how these strategies sometimes failed her during periods of psychosis and before her final suicide.

Radiolab (2018). Voices in your head WNYC studios. 14 minutes. Jad talks to Charles Fernyhough about the connection between thought, inner speech, and the voice in our heads.

Russell Razzaque (2018). Breaking down is waking up. Mad in America.

In this interview, we discuss the relationships between mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Open Dialogue and how the UK NHS is approaching the world’s first randomised controlled trial of Open Dialogue interventions for people struggling with emotional or psychological distress.

Shipibo Shamans (2006). Ritual songs of Ayahuasca ceremony. A musical collection of ritual songs.

Tanya Luhrmann (2017). The voice of God. Hearing the Voice. A public lecture by Professor Tanya Luhrmann on ‘The Voice of God’, recorded at Durham University as part of the linked programme of events associated with the ‘Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration and the everyday’ exhibition.

The Why Factor (2018) Why do people hear voices in their heads? BBC World Service. 23 minutes. An exploration into individuals, and the voices that live inside their head – who are they? How old are they? And what are they like?

Alison Brabban (2017). Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) for psychosis.

Balanced Minds (2015). Compassion for voices: a tale of courage and hope. Kings Cultural Community, YouTube.

Compassion for Voices is a five-minute animated film designed to engage a non-academic audience with the compassionate approach to relating to voices. The film has potential for use as a therapeutic, educational and de-stigmatising tool.

Bhargavi Davar (2016). Human rights in India. Madness Radio.

Bhargavi Davar’s mother Bapu was a psychiatric abuse survivor persecuted for her religious devotion. Bapu’s struggle inspired Bhargavi to found the Bapu Trust, where she leads advocacy for mental health reform and community development throughout Asia.

BBC Three (2018). The voices in my head. BBC Three. 49 minutes. An insight into the world of three people who hear voices as a result of mental illness.

Canal Futura/L4 Films (2017). Ovidores de Vozes (Hearing Voices). YouTube. 52 minutes. A documentary that follows the daily lives of those who hear voices.

Charles Fernyhough (2016). The science of the voices in your head. The Royal Institution.

Psychologist Charles Fernyhough reveals how our inner voices play a vital part in thinking through stories of everyone from children to people who hear voices.

Charles Fernyhough (2018). Living with gods: Inner voices. The British Museum.

Professor Charles Fernyhough tells us about how examining the life 15th-century mystic, Margery Kempe can inform what we think about our own inner voices today.

Charlie, Rufus and Elisabeth (2019). ‘Engaging with voices with Charlie, Rufus and Elisabeth’.
YouTube playlist.

The Engaging with Voices videos are intended as inspiration and support for people interested in compassionate approaches to voices.

David Kingdon (2013). Cognitive therapy for psychosis – voices. A short talk from Professor David Kingdon on CBT for voices.

Daniel Mackler (2014). Coming off psych drugs: A meeting of the minds. Wild Truth.

Several people discuss their experience of coming off a variety of medicines, including antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, antidepressants and benzos.

Daniel Mackler (2014). Open dialogue: an alternative Finnish approach to healing psychosis. YouTube.

A documentary that focuses on the Western Lapland Open Dialogue Project which has been providing the ‘best’ care’ for managing and treating psychosis.

Eleanor Longden (2013). The voices in my head. Ted. 14 minutes.

Longden discusses her experiences with her voices and demonstrate how they were a ‘sane reaction to insane circumstances’.

Horizon (1995). Hearing voices. BBC 2.

The first Horizon documentary about hearing voices, and one of the first times in which the Hearing Voices Movement receives major media coverage.

Joe Oliver (2013). Passengers on the bus: an ACT metaphor. ACT for Psychosis, YouTube. A tool that can be used in therapeutic settings, or independently, to educate individuals who are learning ACT.

Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn (2017). Stranger on a bridge. Head Talks.

Just before his 21st birthday, Jonny Benjamin decided to run away from the mental hospital he was staying in. While he was sitting on the edge of London’s Waterloo Bridge, contemplating taking his own life, a man came up and talked him out of it. Six years later, a recovered Jonny launched what would become a massive social media campaign to find the man who helped him, Neil Laybourn. The two of them now work as mental health campaigners. Here they tell their incredible story.

Kwame McKenzie (2017). Making real change happen ISPS keynote. ISPS international conference.

A Keynote at the ISPS that explores our rights for physical and psychological health care. McKenzie states that it is the duty of Government to ensure that we thrive, not just survive – and thriving should be the basic standard of living for a country that has a high-income. We need to ensure that the bottom 90% of earners have the same health as the top 10% and care should not be determined by social status.

Like Minds (2018). What it’s like to hear voices? BBC. 10 minutes.

One in ten of us will apparently hear a voice when there’s nobody there at some point in our lives. India Rakusen and the Like Minds team have been finding out what it’s like, how people cope and how to help someone else.

Mind (2014). Talking about antipsychotics. YouTube. An informal discussion between four people who have personal experience of taking antipsychotics.

Mind (2015). What is CBT? Making sense of cognitive behavioural therapy. An informative animation about CBT and the basics, and how you can decide whether it is best for you or not.

Mind (2017). 5 tips for when you want to come off your medication, YouTube. The first episode of #ASKMIND where questions about stopping medication are answered.

Mindwich (2018). Medicating me: Personal impressions of psychiatric Medicine. YouTube. A mental health documentary exploring people’s encounters with psychiatric medication

MindWick (2019). Psychosis treatment – medication. YouTube.

People talk about their experiences of using medication to improve mental health.

NBC News (2018). Hearing voices others can’t: How a growing movement fights mental health stigma. NBC.

What is it like hearing voices that others can’t? For Jeannie Bass, hearing voices is her daily reality. The medical term is ‘auditory hallucinations’. Jeannie is a leader in the Hearing Voices Movement, which aims to re-frame and destigmatize the extreme mental experiences that society labels as ‘crazy’.

Pat Deegan (2012). Common ground. YouTube. A discussion on the medical model and role of psychiatrists in mental health treatment.

Psychosis Research Unit (2015). CBT for psychosis: Assessment of voice hearing and developing a maintenance formulation. YouTube. A useful video to understand an assessment of voice hearing and CBT.

Simon Pummell (2012). Shock head soul. Hot Property Films.

This cross-media documentary (film, installation and website) explores the life and writings of Daniel Paul Schreber. Now famous as an Outsider Artist, Schreber was a successful lawyer, who in 1893, started to receive messages from God via a ‘Writing Down Machine’ that spanned the cosmos. He spent the next nine years confined to an asylum: this is his story.

Tanya Luhrmann (2015). When God talks back. TEDx Stanford.

Anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann’s research on the Evangelical relationship with God has lead to astonishing discoveries about those who say they hear God speak to them, literally. For some, this intimate relationship with God includes putting out an extra cup of coffee for Him. Luhrmann explores how rational, sensible people of faith experience the presence of an invisible being and sustain that belief in an environment of scepticism.

Voice Collective (2013). A little insight – young people who hear Voices. Voice Collective. Made by Young People who hear voices or see visions.

Will Hall (2012). Coming off psychiatric drugs – A harm reduction approach to medication withdrawal.

Psychiatric medications can sometimes be very useful, but there is often little information or guidance when the risks and harm start to outweigh the benefits. Will Hall provides an introductory overview of how to come off psychiatric medication.


Adam Powell (2017). The Place of Identity Dissonance and Emotional Motivations in Bio-Cultural Models of Religious Experience: A Report from the 19th Century. Journal for the Study of Religious Experience.

Albert Powers, Megan Kelley and Philip Corlett (2017). Varieties of Voice-Hearing: Psychics and the Psychosis Continuum. Schizophrenia Bulletin.

Alison Brabban, Rory Byrne, Eleanor Longden & Anthony P. Morrison (2016): The importance of human relationships, ethics and recovery-orientated values in the delivery of CBT for people with psychosis, Psychosis.

Anastasia Lim, Hans W. Hoek and Jan Dirk Blom (2014). The attribution of psychotic symptoms to jinn in Islamic patients. Transcultural Psychiatry.

Anastasia Lim, Hans W. Hoek, Samrad Ghane, Mathijis Deen and Jan Dirk Blom (2018). The attribution of mental health problems to Jinn: An explorative study in a transcultural psychiatric outpatient clinic. Frontiers.

Angela Woods (2013). The Voice-hearer. The Journal of Mental Health

Angela Woods (2015). Voices, identity and meaning making. The Lancet.

Angela Woods, Nev Jones, Ben Alderson-Day, Felicity Callard, and Charles Fernyhough (2015). Experiences of hearing voices: analysis of a novel phenomenological survey. The Lancet Psychiatry.

Ben Alderson-Day and Charles Fernyhough (2015). Inner speech: Development, cognitive functions, phenomenology, and neurobiology. Psychological Bulletin.

Ben Alderson-Day, Susanne Weis, Simon McCarthy-Jones, Peter Moseley, David Smailes and Charles Fernyhough. (2016). The brain’s conversation with itself: Neural substrates of dialogic inner speech. Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience.

Ben Sessa (2006). From sacred plants to psychotherapy: The history and re-emergende of psychedelics in medicine. Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Charles Fernyhough, Ashley Watson, Marco Bernini, Peter Moseley, Ben Alderson-Day (2019). Imaginary Companions, Inner Speech, and Hallucinations: What are the relations?. Frontiers in Psychology, 2019.

Cherise Rosen et al. (2017). Exploring the Intersections of Trauma, Structural Adversity, and Psychosis among a Primarily African-American Sample: A Mixed-Methods Analysis. Frontiers in Psychiatry 8(8).

Chris Cook (2013). How spirituality is relevant to mental healthcare and ethical concerns. Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Chris Cook (2017). Hallucinations and spiritual experience: Voices, Visions and Revelation. Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Chris Cook (2018). Hearing Voices, Demonic and Divine: Scientific and Theological Perspectives. London: Routledge.

Corinne Saunders (2015). Hearing Medieval Voices. The Lancet.

David Wilson (2014). Spiritualism and Shamanism. The Religious Studies Project.

Diane Rose (2018). A Hidden Activism and its Changing Contemporary Forms: Mental Health Service Users/Survivors MobilisingJournal of Political and Social Psychology. Vol. 6(2).

Felicity Deamer and Mark Hayward (2018). Relating to the speaker behind the voice: What is changing? Frontiers in Psychology9, 701.

James B. Kirkbride (2017). Migration and Psychosis: Our smoking lung?. Wiley Online Library.

James B. Kirkbride et al (2017). Ethnic minority status, age-at-immigration, and psychosis risk in rural environments. Schizophrenia Bulletin.

John Foxwell (2016). Enacting Hallucinatory Experience in Fiction: Metalepsis, Agency, and the Phenomenology of Reading in Muriel Spark’s The Comforters. Style, Vol. 50, No. 2.

Lisa Craig, Josh Cameron and Eleanor Longden (2017). Work related experiences of people who hear voices. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. Final submitted document available freely here.

Lisa Craig, Josh Cameron and Eleanor Longden (2017). Work-related experiences of people who hear voices: An occupational perspective. British Journal of Occupational Therapy Vol. 80(12) pp. 707-716.

Hayward, Anna-Marie Jones, Leanne Bogen-Johnston, Neil Thomas and C.Strauss (2017). Relating therapy for distressing auditory hallucinations: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Schizophrenia Research.

Paige Davis, Lisa Webster, Charles Fernyhough, Kevin Ralston, Susanna Kola-Palmer and Helen Stain (2019). Adult report of childhood imaginary companions and adversity relates to concurrent prodromal psychosis symptoms. Psychiatry Research, 271, 150-152.

Patricia Casey (2011). Spirituality and religion in psychiatry: an introduction to the research evidence. Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Patricia Waugh (2015). The Novelist as Voice-hearer. The Lancet.

Patricia Waugh (2018). Muriel Spark’s ‘informed air’: the auditory imagination and the voices of fiction. Textual Practice.

Peter Moseley et al. (2016). Non-invasive brain stimulation and auditory verbal hallucinations: new techniques and future directions. Frontiers in Neuroscience.

Recommendations for psychiatry on spirituality and religion (2013). Royal College of Pyschiatrists.

Richard Bentall and Charles Fernyhough. (2008). Social predictors of psychotic experiences: Specificity and psychological mechanisms. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 34.

Simon McCarthy-Jones and Charles Fernyhough (2008). Talking back to the spirits: the voices and visions of Emanuel Swedenborg. History of the Human Sciences.

Spirituality and mental health (2015). Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Themed Archive. The place of spirituality in psychiatry. Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Vicky Nithsdale, Jason Davies and Paul Croucher (2008). Psychosis and the Experience of Employment. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation Vol. 18 pp. 175-182.

About Voices and Visions from the Hearing Voices Network (HVN). HVN is a UK charity which offers information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.

About Voices from Intervoice. Intervoice is a charity, registered in the UK, that aims to support the International Hearing Voices Movement by connecting people, sharing ideas, distributing information, highlighting innovative initiatives, encouraging high quality respectful research and promoting its values across the world.

Adjustments for disabled students. Disability Rights UK. Information on studying as a disabled student and adjustments that can be made.

Advance Statements (Rethink). Information on Advance Statements and decision-making in mental health. This includes their benefits, when they are used, and what they mean.

Advice from Recovery in the Bin: includes both free resources and those where fees apply, including information on finances and benefits.

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to supporting older individuals. They provide information and support at a national and local level and aim to decrease stress and difficulties in later life.

Agreeing to treatment (Mind). Information and support on treatment, consent and The Mental Health Act.

Antipsychotics – what side effects can they cause? (Mind). Provides accessible information about the adverse effects of different antipsychotic drugs.

Comparing antipsychotics (Mind). A full list of all antipsychotics licensed for use in the UK, with information about half-life, whether they are suitable for people with specific dietary requirements, and links to patient information leaflets for each drug.

Delirium, Royal College of Psychiatrists. Includes information about delirium, possible treatments, and what family members, friends and other supporters can do to help.

Disabled People Against Cuts is an activist and campaign organisation that can offer important sources of support and information.

Disabled Students. UCAS. Information on being a disabled student thinking, or going to University.

Disclosing a mental health difficulty at university: your rights (UCAS blog). UCAS state the rights of students who disclose their mental health difficulties on their UCAS application.

Duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled people. Citizens Advice Bureau. Information on policy of making reasonable adjustments.

Emerging Proud .Reframing mental distress as a potential catalyst for change. Read a personal experience of going ‘mad’ and how it is ok to feel.

Hallucinations and delusions (Parkinson’s UK). A guide to hallucinatory experiences in those with a diagnosis of Parksinson’s.

Hallucinations in people with dementia (The Alzheimer’s Society). Information on experiencing hallucinations that are occurring as part of a neurodegenerative disease.

Having a difficult conversation (The Samaritans). This article covers how to start a conversation when you’re worried about someone, how to be a good listener, and how to look after yourself. It relates to conversations about mental health and suicide but can also be applied to hearing voices.

Hearing the Voice. Hearing the Voice is an interdisciplinary study of voice-hearing based at Durham University and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Hearing Voices: Suffering inspiration and the everyday: The world’s first major exhibition on hearing voices online. This features a wide range of artworks, artefacts, and podcasts about many aspects of hearing voices.

How can I open up to friends and family? (Mind). Advice and tips that will help start a conversation with your friends or family about voice hearing.

How to positively disclose mental ill health at work (Shaw Trust).  The Shaw Trust work with individuals with mental ill health in the workplace. They have created a guide and other resources to encourage positive conversations about mental health at work.

Information on benefits. The Carers’ Trust offers guidance and information on the type of benefits that are available depending on your circumstances.

International Spiritual Emergence Network’s Spiritual Crisis Guide. A guide that offers support in a crisis which has been created by the ISEN (international spiritual emergence network), which is a non-profit support network for those experiencing, or affected by Spiritual Emergency.

Loneliness, Age UK is a charity that aims to provide advice, guidance and support for those over the age of 65. One of the areas they work in is reducing loneliness in older age.

Making decisions about your care (NICE website). Guidance and advice on what recommendations NICE has made about your condition or care needs.

Making sense of antipsychotics. (Mind 2016). This booklet is for anyone who wants to know more about antipsychotic medication. It explains what antipsychotics are, how they work, possible side effects and information about withdrawal.

Mental Health and Money Advice. This website provides clear, practical advice and support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money. The pages on Welfare Benefits might be particularly useful.

Mental health and money helpline. Support in Mind Scotland. is the first UK-wide advice service dedicated to supporting people affected by mental health and money issues including carers, friends, families and professionals within the area.

Mental Health Survivors’ Movements and Contexts – A history organised by the Survivors History Group in association with the survivor history internet forum and network and the mental health history timeline.

Mind’s Guide to Coming Off Antipsychotics (Mind). Exploring questions such as – how easy is it to come off anti-psychotics, will my symptoms come back and withdrawal symptoms.

Modernising the Mental Health Act (Gov.UK). A report finalising recommendations that should underpin the reformed Act. The four recommendations are: choice and autonomy, least restriction, therapeutic benefit and people as individuals.

Reasonable adjustments for workers with disabilities or health conditions. Gov.UK website. Information and examples of reasonable adjustments for employees.

Reasonable adjustments in the workplace. ACAS website Information on how employers can assist disabled workers and job applications, and the reasonable requests that can be made by employees as they enter into an interview or job role.

Risk: Making medications safer for us all: A drug safety website that can help you weigh the benefits of any medication against its potential dangers.

Spiritual Crisis Network. A UK non-profit organisation that provides support and resources to help making of a crisis experience, resulting in the relief of suffering.

Supporting someone who hears voices. MIND. Guidance and support for families or friends who are supporting someone who hears voices.

Talking to friends about my mental health (Time to Change). A personal blog post reflecting on someone’s experience of talking to their friends about their mental health.

Telling my employer, Mind. A guide that helps you to consider talking about mental health concerns at work, protection from the Equality Act, and what information you may need to encourage a positive conversation.

Ten ways to respond to dementia hallucinations in seniors (Daily Caring). Information and practical advice for those supporting someone who is experiencing hallucinations.

The Academy of Peer Supported Open Dialogue website. Information on peer supported open dialogue in the NHS, and how to get involved.

The Children’s Society have produced a YouTube channel of young carers talking about their experiences (this includes caring for a parent struggling with their mental health but is also broader).

The future of advance decision making in the Mental Health Act (The Policy Institute, King’s College London). Guidance and information on the policy of Advance Decision Making and Advance Choice Documents as part of mental health treatment in the UK.

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