Hearing Voices Network Ireland, peer support for people who hear voices launched in Ireland

Hearing Voices Network Ireland, a peer support organisation for people who hear voices launched in Ireland.  HVNI affiliated to Intervoice, the international umbrella organisation for voice hearers. The Hearing Voices Network Ireland (HVNI) is one of over 20 nationally-based networks around the world joined by shared goals and values, incorporating a fundamental belief that there are many ways to understand the experience of hearing voices and other unusual or extreme experiences.  It is part of an international collaboration between people with lived experience, their families and professionals to develop an alternative approach to coping with emotional distress that is empowering and useful to people, and does not start from the assumption that they have an illness.