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Mental health community organisations: Hearing Voices (3rd of 4)

Mental health community organisations: Hearing Voices

Aucklander Debra Lampshire suffers from one of the most common symptoms of psychosis – hearing voices inside her head. She has learned to live with her voices and in 2007 she set up Hearing Voices Network Aotearoa, a network to help others with her condition. Its vision is: 'That people who hear voices are accepted, valued and treated with equal dignity as contributing members of our community.'

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Warwick Brunton, 'Mental health services - Community care, 1990s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Warwick Brunton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 5 May 2022