APOD is the professional body for Peer-supported Open Dialogue. We register practitioners who are qualified to practice POD. We also organise national and local training programmes and help promote Peer-supported Open Dialogue more widely across mental health services.
POD is a collaborative, social model of care where all provision is organised around “network meetings” that bring together the service user, family, friends, clinicians and anyone else who can help and support.Read More
We have had some very positive reviews and responses from the service users who have received care in this way to date, and some of these have reached national media prominence...
Read about our successful 2016 annual POD Conference.Read More
NHS services are funded through what's known as Clinical Commissioning Groups. These bodies decide where the money goes across different aspects of healthcare and, as a result, they can also have a significant impact on the actual services that are delivered. Every CCG has a patient reference or similar group where local people can get involved and have their say about the kind of services they want to see.Read More