Where we came from…
Pat Webster a psychiatric nurse founded Hearing Voices Network Dundee in 1997, mainly to support her son (a Voice-Hearer) and to fill a local gap in services for Voice-Hearers. What started as a vision and personal mission soon became a reality. Pat was supported by a small group of helpers, most of whom are still part of the HaVeN family today.
Over the past 20 years, the HaVeN has grown and is now a registered charity (Scottish Chairtible Incorporated Organisation) . Pat has been able to take a step back from the organisation, allowing others to join the team and build on theccess of what Pat created.
Today, the HaVeN has six fantastic staff members that support our growing volunteer network and service users. The HaVeN is now a dynamic, user-led organisation, striving to achieve their aims and support Voice-Hearers for years to come.
“Relieve the distress of people living with ‘hearing voices’ and other sensory experiences. Promoting and supporting people on their road to recovery.”
The Hearing Voices Network Dundee (SCIO) seeks to inspire hope & promote recovery for Voice-Hearers, their friends & families. Our drop in service is open to all. No referral needed. We are working towards opening 7 days a week (currently open 5 days a week and one Saturday a month, however soon that will be every Saturday) and for the hope that one day there will be a 24 hour crisis centre in Dundee. We offer support, advice, volunteering opportunites, befriending, peer2peer, training and our community cafe. We work closely with other organisation in our communtiy and we are always looking into ways to support our service users and the community around us. The HaVeN is a chairty that is vital for the community and we are all striving to do our best to support those who need us.