Rufus May has worked for 19 Years as a clinical psychologist in the NHS in England. He is a trustee of the Bradford Soteria House. He currently provides training and consultancy on holistic approaches to mental health. He has worked closely with hearing voices groups and networks for the last 15 years. His interest in holistic and collective approaches to mental health was originally inspired by in his experiences of extreme states in his late teens, when he was given a diagnosis of schizophrenia and coercive psychiatric treatment, both of which he did not find helpful.