Hearing Voices – Exploring Voices – NEW!

These resources (information sheets and quick reads) focus on a range of different ways of understanding or making sense of voice-hearing, including psychological, neuroscientific, and spiritual approaches to the topic.


  •  Exploring Voices – 1) What is Hearing Voices?
  •  Exploring Voices – 2) Why do People Hear Voices?
  •  Exploring Voices – 3) Voices and Spirituality
  •  Exploring Voices – 4) Voices in Children and Young People
  •  Exploring Voices  – 5) Voices in Older Adults
  •  Exploring Voices Quick Read – 1) What is hearing voices?
  •  Exploring Voices Quick read – 2) A Spectrum of Experience
  •  Exploring Voices Quick read – 3) Why do People Hear Voices?


The resources have been adapted from Understanding Voices (UV) – a website that makes it easier for people to find information about different approaches to voice-hearing and ways of supporting those who are struggling with the voices they hear. It has been produced by Hearing the Voice (Durham University) in close collaboration with voice-hearers, their families and allies, and mental health professionals.


Understanding Voices: Exploring Voices by Hearing the Voice (Durham University), available under a CC BY 4.0 license

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