APOD is the professional body for Peer-supported Open Dialogue. We register professionals who are qualified to practice POD, as well as organise trainings for practitioners in the field and help to 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.
Please join us in our annual conference for our national Peer-supported Open Dialogue movement on April 25th 2016 in central London. Tickets are donation based and start at as little as £1 – to make it possible for as many service users and carers to attend as possible – as well as clinicians, commissioners and managers, and the link for bookings is here:Book Now
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