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National Peer-supported Open Dialogue Conference comes to Devon

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Events and conferences, Mental health, News on 19th July, 2019

Monday 19 August 2019

Riviera International Conference Centre
Chestnut Avenue

The world's largest trial of Open Dialogue is now underway in the UK.

Devon is a key site in that trial with Devon Partnership NHS Trust leading the Peer-supported Open Dialogue research programme in Torbay.

Open Dialogue is a collaborative model organised around ‘network meetings’ that bring together the person using the service at the centre of their care, with their family, friends, clinicians and others who they want to invite to help and support them. Peer support workers play a key part in this model and also sit in the clinical team.

We are co-hosting the 2019 conference with NELFT Foundation Trust and the Academy of Peer-supported Open Dialogue and are delighted to be able to host it in Torquay in Devon. The conference is open to anyone with an interest or experience in Open Dialogue. The programme will include an introduction to Peer-supported Open Dialogue, share the Devon Journey so far and importantly hear from families and their networks who have experienced the Open Dialogue approach.

Keynote speakers

  • Opening from Dr Sarah Woolaston MP and Dr David Somerfield, Medical Director, Devon Partnership NHS Trust
  • Professor Russell Razzaque - Introduction to Peer-Supported Open Dialogue and the ODDESSI study.
  • Dr Tom Cant, Time Beardsmore and the Peer-supported Open Dialogue Team share the Devon story so far
  • Charmaine and Ron on beeing a peer in the Peer-supported Open Dialogue Team
  • Open dialogue stories from patients and families.

Feedback to date is powerful with service users saying they feel listened to, have been able to open up and talk about things they may have not been able to do previously with people they are close to and that they feel they are driving their own recovery.

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