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Open Dialogue


Open Dialogue is an innovative form of mental health treatment developed in Western Lapland in the 1980s. It involves a consistent family/social network approach to care, in which the primary treatment is carried out through meetings involving the patient together with his or her family members and extended social network.

Here is some information about Open Dialogue treatment:

There has been an Open Dialogue training project running at St Vincents Hospital:

If you would like to line up a speaker on the topic of Open Dialogue you can contact
Hugh Worrall, Support Groups Facilitator at