MAD Pride Online concert preparation


Looking forward to see who takes up the challenge to get involved with the MAD Pride Online concert

Douglas Holmes
0403 386 017


Information on Draft AHVEP Project Plan


I received this email from Amanda Waegeli earlier this month

I will include a link to the attached documents below and I am happy to make a time to talk about where to from here with you. Please and email to

This link will take you to the 4 documents listed below



Ps Hearing Voices Network NSW Management Committee will be talking about completing the AHVEP IP Feedback Form on behalf of its members at our next meeting on 18 April 2018.


Forwarded message ———

From: Amanda Waegeli <>

Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at 12:31 pm

Subject: Australian Hearing Voices Establishment Project RELEASE of Draft Project Plan

To: Douglas Holmes <>

Dear Douglas,


Trust all is well with you.  


The Australian Hearing Voices Establishment Project Steering Committee are pleased to announce we have completed a draft project plan. We have identified the HVN NSW as an Australian active interested party Hearing Voices work and we would appreciate your support in gathering feedback on the project plan.   


Please find attached:

Draft project plan

Active Interested Party Letter

IP Definition paper

AHVEP IP Feedback Form


Don’t hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.


Look forward to your reply



Kind regards,

Amanda Waegeli

Mobile: 0411 890 604


Forwarded on Behalf of Amanda Waegeli

Forwarded message ———

From: Amanda Waegeli <>

Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2017 at 19:18

Subject: Update from the Australian Hearing Voices Establishment Project


Dear Interested Parties,

Please find attached a letter from the AHVEP Steering Committee with a brief update on our ongoing work with The Australia Hearing Voices Establishment Project.

On behalf of the AHVEP Steering Committee, I would like to wish you and your families a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

Kind Regards,

Amanda Waegeli


Steering Committee

Australian Hearing Voices Establishment Project 

Consumer Conversations

Hi! We have started a Group on Facebook called Consumer Conversations, this link is your invitation to join

One of the exciting things we are working on is a letter to Minister Greg Hunt after Ailsa Rayner spoke with him at the TheMHS conference. 

67 consumers have joined the group and the focus of the group is to allow people that are interested in progressing a Consumer Perspective as described in the Glossary of the Kit.

If you are interested click on the link and have a look at the draft letter, we are up to version 3 

Dignity and Advocacy Network 

I found this great resource at World Congress in Boston 

D.A.N (Dignity and Advocacy Network), a 501(c)3 non-profit, is dedicated to promoting mental health and achieving victory over mental health issues and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service. To create more access to alternative supports along with or other than the “medical model” of medicating and hospitalization. To offer options of an alternative place to move through a mental health crisis without the trauma and drugging of the psychiatric hospitals.

More Information

World Hearing Voices Day September 14

This is taken from Intervoice 

World Hearing Voices Day celebrates hearing voices as part of the diversity of human experience, increasing awareness of the fact that you can hear voices and be healthy. It challenges the negative attitudes towards people who hear voices and the incorrect assumption that hearing voices, in itself, is a sign of illness.

Inspired by Louise Pembroke, a voice hearer and psychiatric survivor from England, we have celebrated World Hearing Voices Day since 2006. Without core funding, World Hearing Voices Day relies on the creativity, energy and passion of our members. Thankfully, our membership is overflowing with ideas and we have witnessed an impressive array of events and activities across the world. These events have included celebrations, social media campaigns, poetry/music events, conferences, marches, stalls and gatherings.

Celebrate with us by:

  • Hosting, or going to, an event
  • Using the day to talk about ‘hearing voices’. Share some of Intervoice’s essential facts and promote some discussion with friends, colleagues and relatives.
  • Using social media to raise awareness (for example, by tweeting about voices and visions with the hashtag #WorldHearingVoicesDay)
  • Download, and use, our World Hearing Voices Day logos on your website or social media (
  • Share quotes from voice-hearers on your website or social media (
  • Take part in Psycope’s one minute silence as a mark of respect to those for whom silence can be hard to find (12pm)
  • Everything you do to help us raise awareness of hearing voices is appreciated – if we all do one small thing we can collectively make a big difference!

Each year, Intervoice lists all of the events on this website. If you’re planning an event, or want to tell us about something you’ve done to celebrate World Hearing Voices Day, contact us at, or join our Word Hearing Voices Day Facebook Group.