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