Rai hears voices, sees visions, has unusual beliefs and a whole host of experiences that get labelled as schizophrenia although she prefers to think of herself as a human being who has been through stuff. Rai uses her experiences, and what she has learned from the collective wisdom of the survivor movement, to develop creative and ethical responses to human distress. She has particular experience in working with people who hear voices, see visions or have unusual beliefs (including people in prison, children and young people)
Rai is an Open Dialogue practitioner, Chair of the National Hearing Voices Network, Vice Chair of ISPS UK and a PhD student in the Open University’s Dept. of People and Organisations. She speaks out in the media, provides training, campaigns and does what she can to help make this world a little more like the one she’d like to live in.