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Training

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.

Course outline

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 is this for
  • 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.

Course fee

Fee
$366

Course content

  • Introduction to mental health and AOD use
  • Understanding AOD use
  • Pharmacology of AOD
  • Mental health and AOD
  • Assessment of AOD and related concerns
  • Recovery in the mental health and AOD context
  • Workplace issues related to AOD use
  • Understanding readiness for change
  • Harm minimisation
  • Introduction to motivational interviewing
  • Preventing and managing relapse
  • Co-ordinated approach to mental health and AOD use
  • Reflecting on practice.
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