The Voices Clinic is a specialist psychology treatment and research clinic for people who hear voices or have similar experiences. The clinic is a Swinburne initiative located at our Hawthorn campus.
- an initial appointment to discuss your experiences, provide advice and discuss therapy options at the clinic and elsewhere;
- voices self-management sessions and psychological therapy are conducted at the clinic both through research trials and clinic therapists.
All therapy at the clinic is supervised by Associate Professor Neil Thomas, an expert on psychological therapy for voices.
We work closely with the Voices Vic (the voice hearer-led Hearing Voices Network of Victoria) and can provide information on hearing voices support groups.
Any sessions take place alongside the person's usual treatment. We cannot provide advice on medication or crisis management.
To refer to the clinic, please complete the Referral Form below. Referrals do not require a Mental Health Care Plan and can be accepted from any health professional or community mental health worker. If you would like to self-refer, please contact us by telephone or email with your contact details.
As well as researching psychological therapies, the clinic also conducts research on the experience of voices, on adaptation to hearing voices and on their causes and mechanisms.
We collaborate with researchers at Swinburne, with Voices Vic, and with national and international experts on hearing voices.
Research we conduct can involve a range of different methods including interviews, focus groups, questionnaires, computerised tasks and brain imaging.
If you are interested in participating in research on hearing voices, please contact us to register your interest. Details of research projects currently recruiting can be found below.
The Voices Clinic
SPW101, Swinburne Place West
20 Wakefield Street
Swinburne University of Technology
Tel: +61 3 9214 4840