GROW (NZ) – GROW is a voluntary association of people who know they are inadequate or maladjusted to life (mentally, socially or spiritually), who earnestly desire to change and are helping one another to grow to personal maturity. GROW meetings are typically formed by a group of 5 to 9 people who meet weekly for two hours followed by some refreshments. They combine personal testimonies, reports on progress, group work on members’ problems and adult education about rebuilding lives. Between meetings they keep in touch through friendly phone calls and organised socials. There is no need for referral and participation is voluntary. Meetings are confidential and anonymous – members know one another by first names only. No fees are charged and a small donation to meet necessary expenses is voluntary.
HOPE Hearing Voices Network (AUS) – The primary objective of HVNNSW, is to establish, facilitate and support self help groups for voice hearers, throughout Metropolitan Sydney, as well as regional NSW. We further aim to act as a source of information to voice hearers, carers and the general community.
Intervoice (NZ) – Thanks to a dedicated team of supporters for our network we are gradually achieving our aims. We have a Yahoo group site , closed to the public where we can exchange information about our network, and latest news and research from around the world for our members. On this site we also have many links and files with helpful information and handouts. We have designed a small pamphlet to give out to the community and have many handouts which we supply at our support groups and presentations.
Hearing Voices Network Aotearoa New Zealand (NZ) – We believe that hearing voices is a normal variation of human experience. It is estimated that between 3-5 % of the population hear voices, yet less than 1% are ever diagnosed with an illness.
Voice Collective (UK) – For children & young people who hear, see & sense things others dont. Hearing, seeing or sensing things others don’t doesn’t mean that your life is over. You can find ways of dealing with them and live the life you choose.