Over the past three years there has been significant development of the Open Dialogue approach from Western Lapland in the NHS and in public mental health services internationally. Open Dialogue UK has been working for the past four years to further this development, and 10 NHS trusts are now represented on one of their two training programmes (largely teams from Early Intervention in Psychosis and Crisis/Home Treatment services).
Over the course of 6 days in March 2017, I’ll be travelling alongside a variety of NHS professionals and Nick Putman (founder of Open Dialogue UK) across the UK to introduce the work we’re doing to develop the Open Dialogue approach. All of these practitioners are participating in one of the Open Dialogue UK training programmes. The following professions will be represented at this event, either in person, or via video footage: psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, nursing, social work and peer support.
The seminar will serve as an introduction to the Open Dialogue approach, the work that is being done in the NHS, and the trainings that are underpinning these developments. They are being run at a low cost in the hope that everyone who wishes to attend will be able to. The seminars will be taking place at the following locations:
Monday 6 March: Tomlinson Centre, London, E8 3ND
Tuesday 7 March: Trinity Arts Centre, Bristol, BS2 0NW
Weds 8 March: Duncan Macmillan House, Nottingham, NG3 6AA
Thursday 9 March: Quaker Meeting House, Liverpool, L1 3BT
Friday 10 March: St Luke’s, Newcastle, NE2 4AH
Saturday 11 March: Grovepark Hall, Glasgow, G20 7YE
Cost: £40 Organisation Rate, £30 Independent Practitioner Rate, £20 Full-Time Student/Carer Rate, £10 Service User/Benefits Rate
More details on the next Open Dialogue UK foundation training (starting in June 2017) and full three year training (starting in September 2017) can be found here: http://opendialogueapproach.co.uk/training/