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Eleanor Longden      

Mental Health Advocate & Speaker; Postdoctoral Service User Research Manager at Psychosis Research Unit

Dr. Eleanor Longden is an award-winning psychology postgraduate, who uses her own experiences of recovery from psychosis to promote more creative, person-centered approaches to complex mental health problems that emphasize the lived experience and expertise of individuals more fully. She has published books and held keynotes internationally, including events for the World Health Organisation, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the American Psychological Association, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the British Psychological Society.

The sought-after speaker Eleanor Longden held a TED talk in 2013 on voice hearing, which was featured on the front page of the Huffington Post and named by the Guardian newspaper as one of the ‘20 Online Talks That Could Change Your Life’. In its first year online it was viewed 2.5m times and translated into 33 languages.

Longden is coordinator of the Intervoice Scientific Committee, trustee of Intervoice and the UK Soteria Network, an honorary member of the French Hearing Voices Network, a faculty member of the International Centre for Recovery Action in Practice, Education, and Research (ICRA) and a working group member of the International DSM-5 Response Committee and the Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives.

As a public speaker, Longden is both experienced and respected and she draws on her considerable clinical, academic and personal expertise and insights around mental health. She has delivered keynote speeches, training courses and media interviews on a diverse range of topics, and offers accessible presentations that are always specifically adapted to the needs and expectations of the audience.

She has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles on psychosocial approaches to psychosis, including a commissioned report on recovery in response to the Australian government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme and was a contributor to the British Psychological Society’s landmark report Understanding Psychosis & Schizophrenia. She is also the author of Learning From The Voices In My Head and a collaborator on the award-winning animation Compassion for Voices: A Tale of Courage & Hope.

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Eleanor Longden ceased to be tormented by voices after she learned to interpret them in a constructive way.

Understanding Reality: What Hallucinations Reveal - The Atlantic

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