Open Dialogue

Open Dialogue was developed in Finland in the 1980s as a humanistic approach to support people experiencing distress and their networks. The approach also provides guidance for how services can be organised in a way that is more responsive to people’s needs. I am working as a senior research associate as part of the St Vincent’s Centre for Family-Based Mental Health Care who are facilitating Open Dialogue at Lou’s Place, a community refuge for women in Sydney, amongst other places.