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.