The Hearing Voices Network Dundee is a service user led registered charity (Charity Registration Number – SC029206) which seeks to create acceptance that hearing voices is a valid experience.
Based at 216-222 Hilltown Dundee under the banner ‘HAVEN’, a name chosen by members which utilises the initials of the Hearing Voices Network and incorporates the concept of it being a place of safety.
It provides support to voice hearers through: Bridging the Gap Project (a befriending and mentoring service); various Self-help groups; activities; and volunteering, in order to promote independence and increase people’s confidence. These enable members to develop their personal and social skills as well as providing many opportunities for all members to access, promoting hope and recovery from severe and enduring mental illness.
The HAVEN also provides social activities which members and staff participate in. One of the first things that a person can lose when becoming mentally ill is their social skills and their ability to communicate. Therefore, social integration is fundamental in our members recovery.