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ODC(Open Dialogue Champions) is pleased to announce a 2nd webinar. 

Family Voices and Choices : The Next Steps – Saturday June 13th 

Following on from a very successful webinar, Family Voices and Choices on May 2nd ODC (Open Dialogue Champions) invite you to join a discussion about what is being done to make mental health services more user friendly,  hear your ideas and offer you opportunities to get involved in campaigning. Link to follow soon. 

To watch the video of the webinar Family Voices and Choices on May 2nd 2020 go to www.ukpodtv.com.You will also find lots of other resources there.

DEVELOPING OPEN DIALOGUE (DoD) has been created from a passion to find different ways of understanding mental health difficulties. Open Dialogue is a social network approach to mental health difficulties, involving family members, friends and others who are concerned. It was developed in Tornio, Western Lapland, Finland by Jaakko Seikkula and colleagues in the early 1980’s.  Click here to read more about Finnish Open Dialogue.

Here is a video taken at one of the POD (Peer-supported Open Dialogue) annual conferences.   Families and staff talk about their experiences of Open Dialogue. 

Across the globe, the majority of people who have psychotic experiences and go to mental health services are likely to end up on anti-psychotics. Open Dialogue aims to avoid long-term use of medication and hospitalisation

This website, created by Val Jackson,  shares resources and information about training courses and events about Open Dialogue around the world. If you would like to comment on the website or have information about relevant events and activities please email Val using the contact page.