The UK

There are currently 2 organisations running Open Dialogue courses in the UK. 

North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) in collaboration with London South Bank University (LSBU) run a one year graduate and postgraduate certificate course in Peer-supported Open Dialogue, Social Network and Relational Skills (POD).  Mark Hopfenbeck has written about the training   Click here to view  ( The systemic part of 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 High Leigh conference centre, Hertfordshire. https://www.cct.org.uk/high-leigh/introduction

Here is a  short video made by Greenlane Films describing the training.   https://youtu.be/v4EtYgJ7W5c

More information can be found at  http://apopendialogue.org/ 

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 http://opendialogueapproach.co.uk 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 (RCT) involving several NHS trusts with Professor Steve Pilling as the lead researcher. To request more details use the contact page. 

Kent – A new Peer-supported Open Dialogue service started taking referrals on February 1st 2017, managed by Yasmin Ishaq and Dr James Osborne. They are already reporting a reduction in hospital admissions and use of medication. For more information please  email  communications@kmpt.nhs.uk 

Leeds – aspire EIS ran a trial in 2014 called Early Network Response (ENR), an overview of which 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.