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What is a trialogue?

within communities there is a huge diversity of knowledge and experience that can be used to transform the way we discuss and develop our understanding of mental health generally

Trialogue discussion events have taken place in Portsmouth, Gosport and Southampton from 2015 to 2019.

Now in 2020, with our growing experience of virtual communication, we’ll be hosting two online Trialogue discussion events as part of our Summer Online programme.

A ‘Trialogue’ group is a neutral space where communities can gather to develop their understanding of mental health issues, including the challenges of maintaining good mental health, and to transform thinking on developing better services and healthy communities. 

Trialogue meetings are welcoming and inclusive of all community members, including mental health service users, carers, families friends, professionals and anyone with an interest in good mental health and wellbeing in the community. 


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Mental health is often seen as the domain of service providers, carers and the people who use the mental health services. However, within communities there is a huge diversity of knowledge and experience that can be used to transform the way we discuss and develop our understanding of mental health generally. 

This is particularly important now as we begin to cope emotionally and psychologically with the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis, and the changes that will impact on our lives in the months to come. 

 ‘Trialogue’ groups already exist in many places in Europe and can help communities to change the perception that only those who work in the field of mental health are the experts in mental health.