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.

28th International Meeting on Dialogical and Reflective Approaches to Psychosis and Other Challenging Mental States 

London August 28th to September 1st, 2024

(previously known as the International Network Meeting for the Treatment of Psychosis)

Practitioners, trainers and others from around the world with a shared interest in Open Dialogue and mental health will be joining us at SOAS University and UCL, University College London. There will be presentations on both the ODDESSI and APOD studiesas well as further collaborative talks and dialogues with all participants.

The booking page is now live https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-meeting-on-dialogical-approaches-to-challenging-mental-states-tickets-870520037867

We look forward to seeing you in London

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.