Making Sense of Voice Hearing

Friday 22 March 2019, 9.00AM to - 4.30pm

Speaker(s): Dr Angela Woods, Dr Ben Alderson-Day and Dr Peter Moseley, University of Durham, Professor Brendan Stone, University of Sheffield, Rob Allison, University of York, Ruth Lafferty, MA student, Leeds Art University, Dr Roz Austin, University of York, Dr Joachim Schnackenberg

The aim of the conference is to provide opportunities to think about how we make sense of voice hearing, reflect on therapeutic practices and provide a platform for exploring approaches that assist voice hearers to live well with their voices.

It is open to voice hearers and their families/carers, practitioners, researchers and students from both the Department of Health Sciences and Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

There will be a particular critical focus on the following themes:

  • Understanding voice hearing and the relationships between voice hearers and their voices.
  • The extent to which voice hearers have agency with their voices.
  • The use of creative practices to express emotions related to voice hearing.
  • Effective collaboration between voice hearers, practitioners and researchers.

To book a place please visit

Location: ARRC Building, University of York

Admission: Free - open to voice hearers and their families/carers, practitioners, researchers.