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APOD (An Anthropological Study of Peer-Supported Open Dialogue) is an ethnographic project looking at an alternative approach to mental healthcare being developed in the NHS.

An Anthropological Study of Peer-Supported Open Dialogue

APOD Conference 2023

Watch presentations from the Anthropological study of Peer-supported Open Dialogue (APOD) day conference, hosted at SOAS University of London on September 18th, 2023.

About Us

Led by David Mosse (SOAS, Department of Anthropology), we are a team of anthropologists from SOAS and Durham Universities, and clinical professionals from the NHS, involved as practitioner-ethnographers of the Open Dialogue approach to mental healthcare. Some of us have personal lived experience of mental distress, both as service-users and carers.

What is APOD?

APOD is a 3-year ethnographic project providing new evidence on the most significant innovation in Western psychiatry and mental healthcare in recent years: Peer-supported Open Dialogue (POD).


We research across two main sites in the UK. Click here for our latest outputs.


We work with and alongside a number of partners in APOD. Click here to find out more.


Click here for links to our latest articles. More to come soon!


Click here for our special section dedicated to reflections on APOD from the perspectives of those involved

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