It is now accepted that dually diagnosed clients are the norm and not the exception. The range of skills, knowledge and interventions required to work with people who have concurrent mental health and substance use is changing rapidly.
This course aims to look at the complex relationship between substance use and mental health, examining the implications for patients, practitioners and services. It is not restricted to those working with people who have a severe mental illness but will include all mental health problems.
The course is suitable for all those who come into contact with clients who have these problems. This course is highlighted nationally as an example of good practice by Turning Point and the Department of Health in ‘Dual Diagnosis Good Practice Handbook’ (2007).
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This course will appeal to a broad group of people including: drug workers, mental health workers, practise nurses, general practitioners, psychiatrists, prison workers, midwives, health visitors, social workers and probation staff. All applications must be approved by your manager or employer.
If you successfully complete this course you will be awarded 20 credit points by the University of York, at Level 5 or Level 6.
Please visit www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/ssprd/funding/.
For more information, contact the SSPRD Administrator in the Student and Academic Support Service on 01904 321321 or email email@example.com.
Download a copy of the Dual Diagnosis (PDF , 321kb) leaflet.
To apply please download an Application form for freestanding students (PDF , 603kb).
I now have a better understanding of drugs and alcohol addiction and of how to deal with dual diagnosis clients.
Activity Organiser at Stockton Hall Hospital
Dual diagnosis is very common in my field: I feel my specialist knowledge will be beneficial to my clients.
Substance Misuse Worker at Compass