Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues
Build your skills to effectively support clients with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues through this new two-day online workshop.
Many people who experience mental health issues also have co-occurring needs related to drug and alcohol use.
Build your skills to effectively support clients with co-existing mental health and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) issues through this new two-day online workshop.
The course covers the nationally recognised ‘Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues’ (CHCMHS005) which forms part of Certificate IV and Diploma courses across mental health, peer work and AOD qualifications.
Completing a related assessment task allows you to receive a national certificate of accreditation which can be used towards qualifications.
What you will learn
At the end of this two-day workshop participants will be able to:
- Understand the relationship between AOD and mental health
- Explore attitudes and beliefs about AOD use
- Develop an understanding of the different models of AOD use
- Explain the range of effects of AOD
- Understand the impact of AOD on mental health
- Demonstrate assessing AOD use and related issues
- Explain the place of recovery and recovery-oriented practice in the mental health and AOD context
- Understand readiness for changing AOD use
- Understand harm minimisation
- Utilise some of the practices of motivational interviewing
- Describe the principles and practice of relapse prevention
- Discuss the implications for working with people living with co-existing mental health and AOD issues.
Who should enrol
- Mental health workers
- Peer workers
- AOD workers
- Students seeking qualifications towards national accreditation
An optional third session will be available one week after the second session to support those completing the assessment.