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The meeting decided to create a formal organizational structure to provide administrative and coordinating support to the wide variety of initiatives in the different involved countries.

The organisation is structured as a network and was incorporated in 2007 as a non-profit company and charity under UK law.

It operates under the name of International Hearing Voices Projects Ltd.

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For example, some service users have reported negative experiences of mental health services because they are discouraged from talking about their voices as these are seen solely as symptoms of psychiatric illness.

They argue that the Western World has moved the experience of hearing voices from a socially valued context to a pathologised and denigrated one.

Foucault has argued that this process can generally arise when a minority perspective is at odds with dominant social norms and beliefs.

was established in 1987 by Romme and Escher, both from the Netherlands, with the formation of Stichting Weerklank (Foundation Resonance), a peer led support organisation for people who hear voices.

In 1988, the Hearing Voices Network was established in England with the active support of Romme.

INTERVOICE (The International Network for Training, Education and Research into Hearing Voices) is the organisation that provides coordination and support to the Hearing Voices Movement.

It is supported by people who hear voices, relatives, friends and mental health professionals including therapists, social workers, nurses, psychiatrists and psychologists.

INTERVOICE was formed in 1997, at a meeting of voice hearers, family members and mental health workers was held in Maastricht, Netherlands to consider how to organise internationally further research and work about the subject of voice hearing.

an alternative way of understanding the experience of those people who "hear voices".

In the medical professional literature, ‘voices’ are most often referred to as auditory hallucinations or ‘verbal’ hallucinations.

The movement uses the term ‘voices’, which it feels is a more accurate and 'user-friendly' term.

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