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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

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.


Our latest publications, including blogs, articles etc. coming soon


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

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