World Hearing Voices Congress
November 20-22, 2013 Melbourne, Australia
Traditionally held in Europe, this extraordinary conference brings together the world’s leading experts on hearing voices and recovery. It is an event unlike anything else in mental health, filled with hope, innovative thinking and collaboration. This year the congress will be hosted in Melbourne by Voices Vic, Prahran Mission.
The congress is consumer-led, but is developed by a working group which also includes members from all mental health disciplines, real practice and the latest research, carers & families, and multicultural & indigenous perspectives.
Working together to build our understanding about hearing voices and new ways of thinking about recovery.
For voice hearers, consumers, service users, clinicians, community workers, carers and family, researchers and students.
Three days of new ideas, collaborative conversations, innovative research and practice, and stories of hope and creativity.
The themes for this year's congress have been announced:
1. Madness has meaning
2. Inviting curiosity about voices
3. A new era in leadership by those with lived experience
4. New practice and research for working with voices
5. Opening new doors for families and carers of voice hearers