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Dr Mark Hayward

Post:Honorary (Psychology)
Other posts:Director (Mental Health Practice Uni)
Location:PEVENSEY 2 5B8

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877240
International:+44 1273 877240
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Publications in peer reviewed journals


Hayward, M. (2003). Interpersonal relating and voice hearing: To what extent does relating to the voice reflect social relating?Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 76, 369-383.


Hayward, M., West, S., Green, M. & Blank, A. (2005). Service innovations: service user involvement in training. Psychiatric Bulletin, 29, 428-430.


Blank. A., Hayward, M., Craik, C. & Gallagher, M. (2006). Enabling Occupational Therapy students to take a fresh approach to psychosis. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 69, 42-45.


Slade, M. & Hayward, M. (2007). Recovery, psychosis and psychiatry: research is better than rhetoric. Acta Psychiatrica Scand, 116, 81-83.


Vandrevala, T., Hayward, M., Willis, J. & John, M. (2007). A move towards a culture of involvement: Involving service users and carers in the selection of future clinical psychologists. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education & Practice, 2, 34-43.


Berry, C., Hayward, M. & Porter, A. (2008). Evaluating socially inclusive practice: part one – a tool for mental health services. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 3, 31-41.


Berry, C., Hayward, M. & Porter, A. (2008). Evaluating socially inclusive practice: part two – findings from a mental health team. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 3, 42-52.


Hayward, M., Denney, J., Vaughan, S. & Fowler, D. (2008). The Voice and You: Development and psychometric evaluation of a measure of relationships with voices. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 15, 45-52.


Chin, J., Hayward, M. & Drinnan, A. (2009). Relating to voices: exploring the relevance of this concept to people who hear voices. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 82, 1-17.


Hughes, R., Hayward, M. & Finlay, W. (2009). Patients’ perceptions of the impact of involuntary inpatient care on self, relationships and recovery. Journal of Mental Health, 18, 152-160.


Hadfield, J., Brown, D., Pembroke, L. & Hayward, M. (2009). Analysis of Accident and Emergency Doctors’ responses to treating people who self harm. Qualitative Health Research, 19, 755-765.


Hayward, M., Overton, J., Dorey, T. & Denney, J. (2009). Relating Therapy for people who hear voices: a case series. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 16, 216-227.


Blank, A. & Hayward, M. (2009). The role of work in recovery. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72, 324-326.


Sorrell, E., Hayward, M. & Meddings, S. (2010). Interpersonal processes and hearing voices: A study of the association between relating to voices and distress in clinical and non-clinical hearers. Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 38, 127-140.


Harding, E., Brown, D, Hayward, M & Pettinari, C. (2010). Service user perceptions of involvement in developing NICE mental health guidelines: A grounded theory study. Journal of Mental Health, 19, 249-257.


Berry, C., Gerry, L., Hayward, M. & Chandler, R. (2010). Expectations and illusions: A position paper on the relationship between mental health practitioners and social exclusion. Journal of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing, 17, 411-421.


Holttum, S. & Hayward, M. (2010). Perceived improvements in service user involvement in two clinical psychology training courses. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 9, 16-24.


Goodliffe, L., Hayward, M., Brown, D., Turton, W. & Dannahy, L. (2010). Group Person-Based Cognitive Therapy for distressing voices: Views from the hearers. Psychotherapy Research, 20, 447-461.


Hayward, M. & Fuller, E. (2010). Relating Therapy for people who hear voices: Perspectives from clients, family members, referrers and therapists. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 17, 363-373.


Dannahy, L., Hayward, M., Strauss, C., Turton, W., Harding, E. & Chadwick, P. (2011). Group Person-Based Cognitive Therapy for distressing voices: Pilot data from nine groups. Journal of Behavior Therapy & Experimental Psychiatry, 42, 111-116.


Hughes, H., Meddings, S., Vandrevala, T., Holmes, S. & Hayward, M. (2011). Carers’ experiences of assertive outreach: An exploratory study. Journal of Mental Health, 20, 70-78.


Schrank, B., Hayward, M., Stanghellini, G. & Davison, L. (2011). Hope in psychiatry. Advances in Psychitric Treatmen , 17, 227-235.


Berry, C. & Hayward, M. (2011). What can qualitative research tell us about service user perspectives of CBT for psychosis? A synthesis of current evidence. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 39, 487-494.


Ashton, A., Berry, K., Murray, C. & Hayward, M. (2011). Voice hearing within the context of hearers’ social worlds: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Psychology & Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice, 84, 256-272.


Weeks, G., Slade, M. & Hayward, M. (2011). A UK validation of the Stages of Recovery Instrument. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 57, 446-454.


Jackson, L., Hayward, M. & Cooke, A. (2011). Developing positive relationships with voices: A preliminary grounded theory. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 57, 487-495.


Hayward, M., Berry, K. & Ashton, A. (2011). Applying interpersonal theories to the understanding of and therapy for auditory hallucinations: A review of the literature and directions for further research. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 1313-1323.


Harding, E., Johnson Pettinari, C., Brown, D., Hayward M. & Taylor, C. (2011). Service user involvement in clinical guideline development and implementation: Learning from mental health service users in the UK. International Review of Psychiatry, 23, 352-357.


Berry, C., Hayward, M. & Chandler, R. (2011). Another rather than other: experiences of peer support specialist workers and their managers working in mental health services. Public Mental Health, 10, 238-249.


Eke, G., Holttum, S. & Hayward, M. (2012). Testing a Model of Research Intention among UK Clinical Psychologists: A Logistic Regression Analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68, 263-278.


Strauss, C., Hayward, M. & Chadwick, P. (2012). Group person-based cognitive therapy for chronic depression: A pilot randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 51, 345-350.


Paulik, G., Hayward, M. & Birchwood, M. (2013). Cognitive Behavioural Relating Therapy (CBRT) for Voice Hearers: A Case Study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41, 626-631.


Tickle, A., Brown, D. & Hayward, M. (2014). Can we risk recovery? A grounded theory of clinical psychologists' perceptions of risk and recovery-oriented mental health services. Psychology & Psychotherapy: Theory, Research & Practice, 87, 96–110


Hartigan, N., McCarthy-Jones, S. & Hayward, M. (2014). Hear today, not gone tomorrow? An exploratory longitudinal study of auditory verbal hallucinations (‘hearing voices’). Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy, 42, 117-123.


May, K., Strauss, C., Coyle, A. & Hayward, M. (2014). Person-based cognitive therapy groups for distressing voices: A thematic analysis of participant experiences of the therapy. Psychosis, 6, 16-26.


Hayward, M., Berry, K., McCarthy-Jones, S., Strauss, C. & Thomas, N. (2014). Beyond the omnipotence of voices: Further developing a relational approach to auditory hallucinations. Psychosis, 6, 242-252.


Thomas, N., Hayward, M., Peters, E., van der Gaag, M., Bentall, R.P., Jenner, J. et al (2014). Psychological Therapies for Auditory Hallucinations (Voices): Current Status and Key Directions for Future Research. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40 (suppl. 4), S202-S212.


McCarthy-Jones, S., Thomas, N.,Strauss, C., Dodgson, G., Jones, N., Woods, A. et al. (2014).  Better than mermaids and stray dogs? Subtyping auditory verbal hallucinations and its implications for research and practice. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 40 (suppl. 4), S275-S284.


Hayward, M., Awenat, Y., McCarthy-Jones, S., Paulik, G. & Berry, K. (2014). Beyond beliefs: A qualitative study of people's opinions about their changing relations with their voices. Psychosis. Advanced online publication.


Hayward, M., Strauss, C. & Bogen-Johnston, L. (2014). Relating Therapy for Voices (the R2V study): study protocol for an external pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials, 15, 325


Training Manual


Basset T, Hayward M, Chandler R, Blank A, Cooke A & Reid J (2007) Psychosis Revisited: a recovery based workshop for mental health workers, service users and carers (second edition). Pavilion: Brighton.


Chapters in edited books


Hayward, M., Blank, A., Houghton, P. & Shaw, B. (2007). Revisiting Psychosis: A Two Day Workshop. In T. Stickley & T. Bassett (Eds.), Teaching Mental Health.Chichester: Wiley.


Strauss, C. & Hayward, M. (2013). Group Person-based Cognitive Therapy for Distressing Psychosis. In L. Johns, E. Morris, & J. Oliver (eds). ACT and Mindfulness for Psychosis. Wiley-Blackwell: London


Oliver, J., McGuinness, H, Hayward, M. & Strauss, C. (2013). Service User Experience of ACT and PBCT. In L. Johns, E. Morris, & J. Oliver (eds). ACT and Mindfulness for Psychosis. Wiley-Blackwell: London.


Paulik, G., Hayward, M. & Stain, H.J. (2013). Advances in Cognitive Therapy for Voice Hearers: The Introduction of Cognitive Behavioural Relating Therapy (CBRT) . In A.M. Columbus (Ed.). Advances in Psychology Research, volume 92. New York: Nova Publishers.


Hayward, M., Ellet, L. & Strauss, C. (in press). PBCT for distressing psychosis. In B. Guardiano (Ed.). Incorporating Acceptance and Mindfulness into the Treatment of Psychosis: Current Trends and Future Directions. OxfordUniversity Press.


Hayward, M., Meddings, S. & Harris, J. (in press). Working with people with psychosis. In Graham Davey, NickLake & Adrian Whittington (Eds.), Topics in Applied Psychology: Clinical Psychology (2nd edition).




Chandler, R. & Hayward, M. (2009). Voicing Psychotic Experiences: A reconsideration of recovery and diversity.Brighton: OLM/Pavilion.


Hayward, M., Strauss, C. & Kingdon, D. (2012). Overcoming Distressing Voices. London: Constable & Robinson.


Chandler, R., Bradstreet, S. & Hayward, M. (2013). Voicing Caregiver Experiences: Wellbeing and recovery narratives for caregivers. Scottish Recovery Network.


Hayward, M., Strauss, C. & McCarthy-Jones, S. (2014). Psychological approaches to understanding and treating auditory hallucinations: From theory to therapy. Hove:Routledge.



My roles include Director of Research at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex. I specialize in the development of understandings and treatments for distressing voices (auditory hallucinations) - particularly those informed by interpersonal and mindfulness-based approaches. I am a practicing Clinical Psychologist and am committed to translating what I learn into practice for the benefit of patients.