An Introduction to Open Dialogue
Seminar on 6th July 2013
The Open Dialogue approach is both a philosophical/theoretical approach to people experiencing a mental health crisis and their families/networks, and a system of care, developed in Western Lapland in Finland over the last 25-30 years. In the 1980s psychiatric services in Western Lapland were in a poor state, in fact they had one of the worst incidences of ‘schizophrenia’. Now they have the best documented outcomes in the Western World. Around 75% of those experiencing psychosis have returned to work or study within 2 years and only around 20% are still taking antipsychotic medication at 2 year follow-up.
This seminar, based in Chesterfield, will give a thorough introduction to this startalingly successful alternative to the UK Acute Mental Health Care system.
For more information please visit the Open Dialogue UK website.