Global Families for Dialogic Approaches (GFDA)

We are a diverse international group of family and social network members who have experienced mental health needs within our families and networks and have used /have an interest in learning about/using dialogic approaches. Some of us also work as dialogic practitioners or trainers.

We meet via Zoom on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturday nights of each month. Each evening has a specific focus.

Please contact for further information.

Please be aware that the email address is monitored by volunteers and therefore there may be delays in responding. If you are seeking help for a crisis, please contact the appropriate crisis services in your area.

Please check days and times for your area that are consistent with 8.30am EST (Boston and NY)

6:30 am MT (Colorado)

7:30 am CST (Minneapolis), 

8:30 am EST (Boston and NY)

10:30 am (São Paulo, Brazil)

1:30 pm GMT, (London)

2:30 pm CET (Italy)

3:30 pm EET (Finland) 

11:30 pm (Brisbane, Australia)

8:30 pm AWST (Perth, Australia)

RESOURCES – the following are some useful resources through which to explore dialogic approaches.

Video: Jaakko Seikkula Speaks on Finnish Open Dialogue, Social Networks, and Recovery from Psychosis

BOOKS we have recommended

Hospicing Modernity

Madness – a Brief History

Schizophrenia: A blueprint for Recovery by Milt Greek

Healing: Our Path From Mental Illness to Mental Health  (worldwide list of leaders’ email addresses and contact info)

Blog: joã

Recovery-Oriented Language Guide, Mental Health Co-ordinating Council, NSW, Australia

Oct 9 2021 – Russell Razzaque MD from UK – ODDESSI

Laura Delano – The Inner Compass –