Dual Diagnosis - 22/23

Date & Time:

Tuesday 27 September 2022 (09:30 - 12:30)




Target Group:

This course is targeted to those who need to develop awareness about adult mental health to carry out their roles and responsibilities such as social care workers, carers, health professionals, schools, police, public health and others that are part of the adults and children safeguarding partnership in the London Borough of Sutton. 



The aim of this session is:

To give participants an overall understanding of various issues relating to dual diagnosis – meaning individuals who have simultaneous alcohol/drug issues AND mental health issues


Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course participants should have:
• Understand how substance misuse can affect an individual’s mental health and how mental health issues can affect an individual’s substance misuse 
• Appreciate the difficulties with accessing mental health or substance misuse services for those with a dual diagnosis, and what you can do to help someone access those services 
• Be able to implement risk assessment and risk management strategies
• Appreciate why many individuals with dual diagnosis are resistant to change 
• Understand the cycle of change approach to reducing substance misuse 
• Have a basic understanding of various other techniques which might be helpful, eg motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioural therapy and solution focussed therapy


Booking has now closed for this event.

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