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Welcome to (previously

Official website of the


(The organisation formerly known as the National Voices Forum)

UK user led organisation run by mad people for mad people.

The  Voices  PERCEPTIONS Forum is a forum which gives an active voice to people who hear voices in the head, people who have perceptions which the normal people aren't able to observe, people with schizophrenia, psychosis, paranoia, mental illness, hebephrenia, mania, schizophrenic spectrum disorders, and other forms of madness.

Issue 39 published (last updated) 2012/04/08 and hosted by

Who Are We ?
a UK mental health service user group.
What's a service user group?

Who Are We ?National Voices Forum

Schizophrenia -
an Inside View
Madness explained. You know it makes sense.

Schizophrenia; an Inside View

Our magazine
a mental health service user published Magazine


Words / Art / Sounds (by subject)
also see FULL LIST
Mad people (service users) are brilliantly creative. Well-known fact.

Words / Art / SoundsWords / Art / Sounds - full list

Personal Pages
We speak for ourselves. Our own personal web pages.
Various gloriously-successful conferences, gigs, dinners, stage shows, and tea parties we have arranged.


Site Index
Also see What's New Index

Take a look at how much amazing stuff there is in this site!
Site Index
Links to other mental health related sites, and other places as well!
Hunt the Hallucinatory Mice! Do they really exist?
Hunt the Hallucinatory Mice
Contact Us
Write to us. We might write back.
Caution: This might be non-working temporarily, but will be back online soon!
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Join Us
Join this well-known UK service user network forum user group.

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The Perceptions Forum is one of the most notable mental health service user groups in the UK. This user led website is continually being constructed by ZYRA who is a paranoid schizophrenic mental patient, although some folk prefer to describe people as (ex)service users, and other politically correct terminology by which to talk about madness. Please don't be put off by language. The issues more more important. We at Perceptions Forum are very friendly and will make you welcome! [Take a Look Inside]

Meanwhile, website construction... (ABOUT Perceptions Forum website)

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Printer-Friendliness Note update: The matter of the background colours playing up your printer has been solved for the front page by some clever CSS which a helpful contributor sent in. If you find on some of the other pages the background colours PLAY UP YOUR PRINTER when you try to print the pages, here's what to do:

1. e-mail us and mention it.
2. Save the page
3. Open the saved version with Notepad and change the line that starts <body bgcolor="#... to just <body>
4. Have another go at printing the saved version

Have fun exploring this intriguing website! This is, so we hear, once of the most notable user-led websites in the world. To see how much interesting stuff there is here, see the Perceptions Forum Site Index. There are quite a lot of pages at this site and it will take a while to change them to PERCEPTIONS FORUM, so don't be surprised if you see "VOICES Forum" mentioned here and there!

National Perceptions Forum is a Service User/Survivor run Organisation, and it used to be funded by Rethink, but now Rethink has stopped funding us, we are declaring independence!