Odi Oquosa is an artist, poet and musician, who hears the voices of his ancestors. Odi lives in Brighton where he is working for change within mental health services, taking the focus away from the medical model of recovery towards a more diverse range of therapies. He has set up user-led art groups, hearing voices groups, and music groups.
I help others who have had similar problems. I see myself as an African psychologist. The modern, European approach is only geared to the body and mind – not the spirit. These things are not clinical – psychiatrists cannot cover it; I think us shamans can.