Paul Baker is a community development worker. He is one of the founding members of the Hearing Voices Network in England and INTERVOICE, the coordinating body for the international hearing voices movement. Paul has worked in the health, social care and education sectors for the last 30 years. He has helped to develop innovative community mental health projects including services run by the people who use them, self-advocacy services, supported housing, social firms and enterprises and forums for people to enable them to have a direct input in the planning, development and running of services. He has a special interest in working with groups of people to find ways to help themselves overcome difficulties and problems and a commitment to forging international partnerships in the development and sharing of progressive and effective mental health initiatives.