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Main contact: Keith Wilson
Tel: 01382 223 023 · 216-222 Hilltown, Dundee, DD3 7AU

The Hearing Voices Network is a service user led registered charity which seeks to create acceptance that hearing voices is a valid experience. Based at 216 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 the '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 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.