mental health

Mental Health Care Revolution in NHS Through Open Dialogue

Finland used to have the worst statistics in Europe for mental health. Until a group of family therapists in Tornio, Lapland, got together and asked how they could do it better. The result was something called Open Dialogue. They claim that 80% of people experiencing a first episode psychosis made ...
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Green Lane Films Moves To REconomy Centre

I had heard about the REconomy Centre a while back. But I had never managed to go and check it out. Conversations with shop assistants were getting longer, veering way off the usual weather script. Worrying. I was working from home and living alone. What to do? I tried going ...
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Peer Supported Open Dialogue Conference 2016

Open Dialogue is a model of mental health care pioneered in Finland. It involves a family and social network approach and healthcare staff are trained in family therapy and related psychological skills. It has since been taken up in a number of countries around the world, including much of the ...
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Highlights From Open Dialogue Conference 2016

Open Dialogue is a model of mental health care that was first pioneered in Finland. Their mental health service collapse when it had the worst statistics in Europe for schizophrenia. Now they have the best. Open Dialogue Treatment involves regular meetings of family networks alongside the patient. The patient, or ...
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Melinda Messenger

Melinda Messenger attends Mental Health Conference

Melinda Messenger attended the 2015 Peer Supported Open Dialogue Conference in London. Peer Supported Open Dialogue is revolutionising the way patients are treated in the mental health services. Originating in Finland, Open Dialogue is being introduced into the NHS by Dr Russell Razzaque author of the radical book Breaking Down ...
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Community Potluck Helps Single Mum Beat Depression

Totnes Community Potluck, which takes place on the third Friday of every month, is a great way to beat the blues. Run by the Network of Wellbeing, Green Lane Films Director Emma Goude went along to find out how eating together helps with wellbeing. The results are astounding. The Network ...
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George Monbiot and Caroline Lucas Talk About Wellbeing

Wellbeing was the word of the day at Dartington Hall. George Monbiot and Caroline Lucas both gave talks at the Ways With Words Festival at Dartington Hall. George Monbiot was promoting his new campaign Rewilding Britain. Whilst Caroline Lucas talked about the ridiculous antics of parliament described in her new book Honourable Friends?: ...
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