VOICES IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Hearing voices in childhood or adolescence is quite common and not necessarily a cause for concern. For some young people, voice-hearing is a normal part of everyday life – a source of amusement, company or support. For others, it can be distressing and hard to manage, causing difficulties at school or college, problems with mental health, and disruption to their relationships with family and friends.
In this section, we consider a range of issues related to voice-hearing in children and young people. We include links to personal accounts and the latest academic research, as well as information about where you can find support if you’re a young person struggling to cope with the voices you hear, or the parent or supporter of someone in this situation.