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Co-occuring Substance Misuse and Mental Health (Dual Diagnosis)

Research suggests and informs that there is a large cross-over of people who use drugs and who experience mental health difficulties. These courses aim to increase participant's knowledge of co-occuring mental health and substance misuse problems (dual diagnosis); and, equip participants with the skills and confidence to work effectively with this group.

Learning outcomes

Option A (2 Days)

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • describe what is meant by the term “dual diagnosis"
  • identify the link between substance misuse and a range of mental health conditions
  • outline key national guidance and NICE recommended best practice in this area
  • outline the key medications used in the treatment of substance misuse and common mental health conditions
  • understand interactions/contraindications between commonly prescribed mental health medications and illicit drugs
  • recognise and discuss the importance of partnership working in supporting service users

Option B (4 Days)

In addition to Option A Learning Outcomes, participants will be able to:

  • intervene more confidently with people experiencing concurrent mental health and substance misuse issues
  • identify ways to work more effectively with other services
  • consider your own practice and identify areas for improvement
  • consider your own service and identify areas for improvement

The four day course allows staff to 'benchmark' their own practice/service against the Leeds Capability Framework.

Who is this course for?

The course is designed for anyone who comes into contact with people who are experiencing problems with co-existing mental health and substance misuse and will be particularly useful for staff who work in mental health or substance misuse services

Please note that all course dates, times and locations will be confirmed closer to the date.

Date, Duration and Venue

Option A

Date March 2020
Duration 2 Days
Venue Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich M25 3BL

Option B

Date  
Duration 4 Days
Venue Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich M25 3BL