UK Training

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 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 High Leigh conference centre, Hertfordshire.

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

More information can be found at 

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 

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.