Our approach

Doctor with patient

Our approach is person-centred and non-hierarchical. We see family and significant others as partners in a person's recovery. 

We aim to provide a non-hierarchical, person-centred approach to care. We believe that every person within the meeting has an equal voice – no person’s opinion is more important than another, be it the patient, doctor, mother support worker and so on. Family members and significant others and the team are partners in a person’s recovery.

As such, we follow several of the core principles of the Open Dialogue approach, one of which is Dialogism - a therapeutic attitude that aims to bring out all voices, and make sure that all in the meeting feel fully heard. This gives people a space to find their own meaning through their experience.

For more information on our approach, please see the NELFT Open Dialogue page  here