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.

POD Conference 4th May

Don’t miss this long awaited conference on Peer-supported Open Dialogue. Learn about the national trial taking place in 5 different NHS Trusts and the transformation work going on across many more. There’s a lot to share and you can pay whatever you like to come along. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2022-national-peer-supported-open-dialogue-conference-offline-tickets-313668921187

Hope to see you there

Dr Russell Razzaque on Sky news on World Mental Health day Sunday 10th October 2021

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.