Rai Waddingham

Rai Waddingham is an experienced freelance international trainer and consultant specialising in innovative ways of supporting people who struggle with extreme states (including ‘psychosis’, ‘dissociation’ and post traumatic reactions). As well as having over 12 years of experience within the adult mental health field, Rai also has particular expertise in working with children, young people and people in prison who hear voices/see visions.

Her recent clients include: VOICE Northamptonshire, Victim Support, UCL, Richmond Fellowship of Western Australia, Lifecraft (Cambridge), Liverpool University, University of York, Canterbury Christ Church University, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Western Mass. Recovery Learning Community (USA), Montgomery County Dept. of Behavioural Health (USA) and Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Until 2015, Rai Waddingham was the manager of the London Hearing Voices & Beliefs Projects at Mind in Camden, leading a range of innovative projects to support people who hear voices, see visions or struggle with overwhelming beliefs. These include: establishing a London-wide network of peer support groups for people in prison who hear voices; the Voice Collective young people’s hearing voices project; the Paranoia and Distressing Beliefs Project and the London Hearing Voices Network.

Rai is a trustee for the National Hearing Voices Network and ISPS UK, and an expert advisor for the International Hearing Voices Network (Intervoice) board. Rai believes passionately that people need a range of alternatives to help them deal with distressing experiences, and feels lucky to be able to use her personal and professional experience to create some of these.

Rai Waddingham

Rai Waddingham

Trainer & Consultant