UK Training

Below are details of two Open Dialogue courses in the UK. 

North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) in collaboration with London South Bank University (LSBU) run a one year postgraduate certificate course in Peer-supported Open Dialogue, Social Network and Relationship Skills (POD).  Mark Hopfenbeck has written about the training   Click here to view  The course has been accredited by AFT (Click here for more information) as a foundation level training in family therapy and systemic practice. The training takes place at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge.

This is a short video made by Greenlane Films describing the training.

More information can be found at     Please use the contact page for more details.

Open Dialogue UK runs training courses and workshops in open dialogue and has a base in London where families and their networks can be seen. Go to for more details. 

Other Events 

Research Trial Dr Russell Razzaque, associate medical director for NE London Foundation Trust (NELFT)is running an Open Dialogue randomised controlled trial (ODDESSI) involving several NHS trusts in Kent, North East London, Devon, Camden and Islington, Barnet and Haringey. Professor Steve Pilling is the lead researcher and more details can be found here.

Kent – A new Peer-supported Open Dialogue service started taking referrals on February 1st 2017. There has been a reduction in hospital admissions and use of medication. For more information please email This paper was published in 2022 

Leeds – aspire EIS ran a trial in 2014 called Early Network Response (ENR), Val wrote about in Context Click here to view

Val runs in-house introductory workshops upon request. Please use the contact page to get in touch.