Dual Diagnosis

Substance use and mental health

Course Duration: ONE DAY

Over half of people with a serious mental illness are known to misuse substances, while 84% of substance misusers have some sort of mental health disorder.

These statistics are even more troubling in view of the fact that the mental health and AOD sectors were historically very separate in Australia and even today a majority of professionals are not comprehensively dual-trained.

This course explores the complex interrelationship between mental health and substance use and provides an evidence-based approach for prevention, recovery, harm minimisation and providing holistic support.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Interrelationships between
    mental health and substance use
  • Substance and diagnosis awareness
  • Causes, risks and protective factors
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Chemical interactions between
    substances and psychiatric medications
  • Integrated services and supports
  • Best practice for integrated services
    and supports
  • Accessing specialist assistance

This course includes

  • Engaging, up-to-date materials.
  • Take-home reference package and free online resources.
  • All day catering and beverages - with dietary needs catered for.
  • Post-course contacts for help and advice.
  • Certificate of attendance.

Individual bookings

See our calendar for all scheduled courses & book a space online now.

Group bookings

If you have a team/group of people that require training, feel free to book online on any upcoming public course. However, we can also provide dedicated courses just for you - at our premises or yours - from our catalogue or bespoke. Please contact us so that we can discuss your exact needs.

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