This is a very exciting development, an NHS post created for an Open Dialogue lead in Kent. Well done Kent.


I strongly recommend this free conference as West Cork has a thriving OD service. 

Open Dialogue South in conjunction with Cork/Kerry CHO (Mental Health) present

“Opening Dialogues: Implementing Open Dialogue in Mental Health Services” on Tuesday 13th September 2016  in Cork International Airport Hotel, Cork

In this conference international experts will present on Open Dialogue initiatives in Finland (Mia Kurtti) the Uk (Dr. Russell Razzaque ) and the US (Prof. Mary Olson) and on Open Dialogue & Recovery (Dr Pat Bracken).

Research and experiences from the West Cork Open Dialogue Pilot Project will be presented, and service users, staff and families will be sharing their stories.

The conference is free as we hope to encourage the attendance of service users and community members.

Conference 9.30am to 5pm

To register please go to  http://www.eventbrite.ie/o/open-dialogue-south-hse-10883451579     For information please email OpenDialogue.South@hse.ie.

CPD points from Psychology Society of Ireland  and ICGP (applicable for Psychiatry) applied for.

DEVELOPING OPEN DIALOGUE (DoD) has been created from a passion to find different ways of understanding mental health difficulties and in particular psychotic experiences. Open Dialogue is a network approach to mental health difficulties. 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.

In England, most 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 is here to share information about Open Dialogue, training events and the implications for services in the UK. If you would like to comment on the website or have information about relevant events and activities please contact Val Jackson at developingopen@aol.com.