The following invite is being passed on on behalf of Roz and the Hearing The Voice project. If you would like to find out more, please contact Roz directly.
- Have you experienced hearing voices?
- Can you function well while hearing voices?
Many people hear voices, including those who have high level professional jobs, but many do not come into contact with mental health services. Or if they do, they often choose not to disclose that they hear voices.
My name is Roz. I am a 35 year old Ph.D. student with Durham University’s ‘Hearing the Voice’ research team, which is funded by the Wellcome Trust. We are exploring the widest possible interpretation of what it is to hear voices. There is a Blog: www.hearingthevoice.org I am also a voice-hearer, and wish to recruit people who function well while hearing voices to interview for my Ph.D. The aim of my project is to explore whether there is a link between voice-hearing and people’s difficult experiences from childhood and adulthood. In order to achieve my goal, I need to reflect on what people have to say about their experiences of voice-hearing.
If you want to participate, we will talk for about one hour in a safe and quiet environment. I guarantee absolute anonymity. Your name will be changed to a number, and all data will be kept confidential. There will be a second interview in six months’ time. This study has ethical approval from Durham University’s Geography Department.
If you are able to function well with voices and you are willing to talk about your voice-hearing experiences, please contact me.