Hearing voices

The resources on this page will help you understand what it means to hear voices (auditory verbal hallucinations) and cope with them. 

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

Exploring Voices

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.

Quick reads:

Longer reads:

Living with Voices

These resources (information sheets and quick reads) focus on comprehensive practical information and coping strategies based on people’s everyday experience of living with hearing voices:

Quick reads:

Longer reads:

Working with Voices

These resources (information sheets and quick read) focus on different therapeutic options for dealing with distressing voices, including psychopharmacology and ‘talking therapies’.

Translated resources

Download fact sheets about hearing voices that have been translated into other languages:


As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust