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 of the charity Smile Train who provide comprehensive cleft care to

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 Society honours and celebrates William Blake. They bring together amateurs and professionals, enthusiasts and scholars on equal terms; and have been

More about Hywel

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Hywel Davies is the Chair of Hearing Voices Cymru. Here are some of the articles written by and about Hywel, his work and life.

Hywel is a member of the IMHCN Board. He is a poet, a philanthropist

Hearing voices and spirituality

Articles on hearing voices and spirituality and related topics.

Spirituality and hearing voices: considering the relation

McCarthy-Jones S, Waegeli A, Watkins J. . Psychosis. 2013;5(3):247-258. doi:10.1080/17522439.2013.831945.

For millennia, some people have heard voices that others cannot hear. These have been variously understood as medical, psychological and spiritual phenomena. In this article we consider the specific role

Embracing Every Season of Your Life

Embracing Every Season of Your Life – Part 2 – Enjoying Everyday Life

Joyce Meyer Ministries

Life comes in seasons, good and bad. Learn how God uses those seasons to shape our character, and how you can have joy and peace in every season of life.


It is always important to keep things in perspective if you can. Laughter is a great healer and maintaining a sense of humour even in adversity is a mark of humanity. In this new section of the site we pay homage to the more comedic aspects of hearing voices and related experiences.

What is Needed is a Revolution

By Hywel Davies

Hywel wrote this article for Asylum, The Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry in 1995. 

Hywel argued in this article that what is needed in the world of mental health in Wales and England and,  for that matter beyond is a peaceful revolution!

He explains what this means and what the obstacles are that need to

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