The University of East London's School of Psychology hosted the Hearing Voices Network's UK conference and AGM last weekend, attracting more than 100 participants.
The Surviving and Thriving in a Mad World conference for the UK branch of the international Hearing Voices movement explored some of the ways people and their experience of voices are affected by a world that can be 'maddening'.
Speakers included Alison Branitsky, a leading member of the Hearing Voices Network in the US, who reported on its work there, including online support groups.
The Hearing Voices Network, which aims to challenge negative stereotypes, stigma and discrimination, has branches in more than 20 countries. Hearing Voices' self-help support groups create safe spaces for people of all ages and backgrounds to talk freely about voice-hearing, visions and similar sensory experiences.