The Melbourne Hearing Voices Declaration
The Melbourne Hearing Voices Declaration has been developed by people with lived experience of hearing voices from Australia, UK and Europe, with the aim of building support for the hearing voices approach within the mental health system.
The Declaration was launched at the World Hearing Voices Congress on Thursday 21st November 2013. The Congress was organised and led by consumers, and hosted over 700 delegates from all around the world. Delegates included consumers, carers, health professionals, policy makers and researchers. You can find out more about the Congress and about Voices Vic here.
The Melbourne Hearing Voices Declaration was signed by 56 organisations who have embraced the opportunity to publically demonstrate their support for the consumer leadership movement and the importance of engaging in a productive way with the experience of hearing voices. The Declaration below outlines the commitments made by these organisations.
Thank you to all the organisations who have committed to the
Declaration. This video was played at the launch on 21st November.
The following organisations signed the Declaration at (or prior to) our launch event:
Adults Surviving Child Abuse
Doutta Galla Community Health
Fintry Community Inc
For the Crowded House
Hearing Voices Network
Hearing Voices Network England
Impact Support Services
Intensive Trauma Therapy Inc
Inner South Community Health Service
International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis
Mental Health Coordinating Council
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Mental Illness Fellowship Australia
Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria
Merri Community Health Service
National Mental Health Commission
North Western Mental Health
North Yarra Community Health
Peninsula Support Services
Sacred Heart Mission
South Port UnitingCare
St Vincent's Mental Health
The Salvation Army Adult Services
Uniting Church in Australia
UnitingCare Community Options
UnitingCare Mental Health - Parramatta Mission
UnitingCare Prahran Mission
UnitingCare Wesley Port Adelaide
Wesley Mission Victoria
Western Region Health Centre
Working Towards Recovery
The following organisations have indicated their support of the Declaration and what we hope will be a growing initiative:
Community Links, UK
Hearing Voices Brighton
Hearing Voices Network Cymru
Mind in Camden
National Empowerment Center
RIBW Nijmegen & Rivierenland - The Hearing Voices Support Centre
Would your organisation like to show it's support for the declaration?
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