We are thrilled to share the latest from the APOD team:

Artistic events

We held two artistic workshops in June  – one zine-making session in our Coastal country site, led by artists Tamara Hart and pops_comixs, and a stamp-making workshop in London led by Art & Soul. Those who attended produced beautiful pieces reflecting experiences of mental health care, and the facilitators helped bring out their colour and creativity.

If you missed these workshops, don’t worry! We are holding a second zine workshop in London on August 13th, for those with experience of receiving POD and their network members. Register here (or pass on the link!): https://zinemaking_london.eventbrite.co.uk.

We have also received several submissions of artwork for our APOD gallery, to be launched on July 17th! If you are interested in submitting your artwork, email Milena (research assistant) at mw85@soas.ac.uk.

These pieces will also be displayed in an exhibit on September 18th, following our APOD Conference.

See the flyer for our remaining arts events here: APOD – London zines & call for Artistic Submissions

APOD Conference

We are already getting excited to welcome you to SOAS University on September 18th for our day-long Anthropological study of Peer-supported Open Dialogue Conference – free and open to all!

The conference will include: research presentations & panels, open discussions of ethnographic insights & evidence, and catered food & drink provided by SOAS University. We’ll be ending the day with an arts exhibition, displaying the work our workshop participants and POD contacts have shared with us over the past months.

Register here (and spread the word!): https://APODevent.eventbrite.co.uk

Research, analysis and outputs

We are pleased to share our research team’s latest publication, part of the Frontiers in Psychology series on Open Dialogue across the world: The contribution of anthropology to the study of Open Dialogue: ethnographic research methods and opportunities

Interview and fieldnote analysis is continuing across our two sites, and we look forward to sharing much more with you in September!

Our project has been extended until September 2024, which means you’ll be hearing from us for a while longer…