Did you know that around 8% of children and young people hear voices that others don’t?
Many more (up to 75%) have one-off or fleeting experience in their childhood.
Most aren’t bothered by these experiences, and they don’t need extra support from mental health services.
Hearing voices is therefore not necessarily a sign of mental illness and can be related to a traumatic event such as a bereavement or family breakdown.
Sometimes people’s internal thoughts can even feel and sound like voices in their head.
Though it is important to understand that not everyone hearing voices needs support or help with their mental health and wellbeing, it may be wise to seek help if the voices become hostile, intimidating and start to have a negative impact on your day to day living.
“Hearing Voices” booklet is a helpful guide for parents and young people.
How can we help you?
At Young Minds Matter we would encourage you to talk to us about these voices if they continue to bother you and make you distressed or act our irrationally, and with the help of one of our trained practitioners we can look at helping you regain some control of your everyday life.