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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.

Free two-day online introduction 

24th & 25th January 2022  0900 – 1500 GMT (UK time) 

International interest in Open Dialogue is growing rapidly, yet it is difficult for many to access opportunities to learn more about the approach. To create a space for as many as possible to better understand the theory and practice of Peer-supported Open Dialogue (POD), the Academy of Peer-supported Open Dialogue will be offering a free, two-day, online introduction open to everyone. It will be hosted by the trainers who have developed POD over the past eight years within the context of the NHS and delivered the PGCert in collaboration with North East London NHS Foundation Trust, the Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT) and London South Bank University. More information coming soon.

Contact Katya to register your interest on katya.vasco.od@gmail.com

Dr Russell Razzaque on Sky news on World Mental Health day Sunday 10th October 2021

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.