Bristol Hearing Voices Network

Welcome to the Bristol Hearing Voices Network website

The aim of BHVN is to promote positive explanations of voice hearing, intrusive thoughts, and other unusual experiences, and to give people a framework for developing their own ways of coping. In order to cope with their experiences people need to take control over their voices/ intrusive thoughts, and regain some power over their lives.

Please note that the self-help group is for people with personal experiences of these issues.

Mission statement

  • To provide a weekly Self-Help group for people who experience hearing voices / intrusive thoughts.
  • To promote Self-Help group as widely as possible in Bristol and surrounding area.
  • To be a point of contact for voice hearers, relatives, and friends.
  • To provide information and informal advice to voice hearers, relatives, friends and mental health professionals.
  • To promote awareness and different ways of understanding voice hearing.
  • To offer training on voice hearing / intrusive thoughts to mental health teams in Bristol.

Due to the coronavirus our face to face meetings are now cancelled until further notice.

We are currently meeting Tuesday and Wednesday 3-4:30pm online via the jitsi video conferencing app and also their website if you don't have a smart phone or tablet ( (App Store) (Google Play Store) (Called Jitsi Meet)

You will also need to contact us to get the login details for the online meeting, if you need any help setting the app up and accessing the group etc.


Mobile - 07912 624 296 (Answer Phone - Members Check and Respond to Messages About Once A Week)
Don Swift - 07748 638 766 (For Login Details Only)

No referral necessary: just contact us!

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"Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, the power to retell it, rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless" Salman Rushdie