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Born in 1954, Hywel has heard voices since approximately 1965.

He was educated in Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire and at Stonehouse in Gloucestershire.

He is a Combined Honours Graduate of French and Spanish from Birmingham University.

He possesses a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Aberystwyth University.

A retired teacher and lecturer of Spanish, he was labelled by psychiatry as a “schizophrenic” in 1983.

His development of mental health problems as a teacher led eventually to being involved in the mental health voluntary sector as a volunteer in Pembrokeshire and elsewhere.

He founded Mind Pembrokeshire, the Pembrokeshire Hearing Voices Group and Hearing Voices Network Cymru.

He regards voice hearers as saints, prophets, shaman, gurus and/or geniuses. Or the potential for such.

Interests: Faith and spirituality, hearing voices, lived experience

More About Hywel

“I take ownership of my experience and feel content.

I have been a voice hearer since the age of about eleven.

I was labelled by psychiatry in a certain way in 1983.

However, I think that reincarnation, astrology and complementary therapies can help society in the 21st century.

I may be right in terms of what I think. I may be wrong.

Miguel Unamuno, the 20th century Spanish philosopher said that a religion that does not doubt itself is not a religion. Similarly, a man who does not doubt himself is not a man. A woman who does not doubt herself is not a woman.

I am recovered, a traumatized good.

A principal lesson from my experience is to encourage voice hearers to talk and share experiences.”  

Hywel Davies


A selection of articles…..

Smile Train

A Single, Solvable Problem Millions of children in developing countries are suffering from untreated clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly and aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job. Hywel is a supporter

Uplifting Religious and Spiritual Songs and Hymns

"The 21st century will be, I believe, a century concerned with mental health and spirituality. By the year 2020, more people in the western world will have more mental health problems than physical ailments, according

William Blake

Hywel is an admirer of the work and life of the English poet, painter and printmaker, William Blake. Blake was also a voice hearer. Hywel is a member of the William Blake Society. The Blake

Facts and Quotations

These facts and quotations about mental health have been compiled by Hywel Davies . Introduction Rough Guide to Emotional Health Quotations Introduction This is a collection of mental health facts and quotations which may interest