Manchester Dual Diagnosis Liaison Service (MDDLS)

Manchester Dual Diagnosis Liaison Service (MDDLS)

Contact details:

Dr Mark Holland, Consultant Nurse, Manchester Dual Diagnosis Liaison Service, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Sir Sidney Hamburger Unit, Park House, North Manchester General Hospital, Delauneys Road, Crumpsall M8 5RB. Telephone: 07977 986 178

Age of Service User: No upper age Limit.

Specialist advice and consultancy is available to all practitioners within mental health and substance misuse service to support their work with services users who are Manchester residents and have a dual diagnosis. This can be delivered on trust premises or in community venues. It can be provided to practitioners alone or alternatively to practitioners with their client present (interactive 3-way session).

The purpose of the Manchester Dual Diagnosis Service is to:

  • Provide advice and consultancy to staff within mental health and substance misuse services to support their work with service users who experience both mental health problems and substance use problems.
  • Deliver core skills and advanced skills training to staff within their mental health and substance misuse services to ensure practitioners are competent in the skills required to work with services users with a dual diagnosis
  • Promote effective multi-agency work between mental health services and substance misuse services in Manchester.