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Working with people with co-occurring Mental health and Substance use issues

Course Code
Course Types
Skype/Teams/Online Session
These sessions are co-facilitated with Fulfilling Lives Staff

This course will enable participants to develop their understanding of “Dual Diagnosis” and work more effectively with service-users who present with complex needs including mental health and substance use issues. Participants will review key concepts, explore attitudes and myths, discuss best practice in client work, and know what  treatment pathways and local support systems are available.

People are required to register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Start Date
Tuesday 13 April 2021
End Date
Tuesday 27 April 2021
13:30 - 16:00
Learning outcomes
By the end of the modular training, learners will be able to:

  • Explore the complex relationship between mental ill health and substance use

  • Identify key issues facing clients & how these may affect their access to appropriate service provision 

  • Discuss ways of evaluating and minimising risks

  • Discuss ways of working effectively as a non-specialist with clients with complex needs

  • Practice in simulated situations how to deliver effective engagement strategies 

  • List treatment pathways and key service providers in the city

  • Explore the symptoms and contributing factors of burnout and make a plan to manage trauma exposure response.

  • Identify guidance and further resources available

Additional information
Target Audience
For anyone where relevant to role
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Zoom, online learning session
Event Trainers
Agnes Munday
Pricing Bands
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Tier 4
Tier 5