Webinars Webinar Library Complexities in working with co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug presentations
Complexities in working with co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug presentations
This webinar features an interdisciplinary panel of experts discussing harm reduction, abstinence, stigma and mental health challenges that people may face due to their current or past use of AOD. Panellists discuss the difference between harm reduction and abstinence, as well as strategies to engage specialist services when supporting people who are experiencing mental health challenges associated with AOD.
- Discuss the difference between harm reduction and abstinence and how these approaches relate to mental health.
- Outline how to work with people experiencing mental health challenges, who are currently using or have used AOD in the past.
- Discuss stigma and the importance of language and communication when providing care to people seeking assistance for AOD use.
- Identify strategies to engage specialist services when supporting people who are experiencing mental health challenges due to their current or past use of AOD.
This webinar was produced in October 2022. The Mental Health Professionals’ Network’s webinars are produced for mental health professionals. The information is intended for suitably-experienced mental health professionals and does not replace clinical judgement and decision making. It is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. The subject matter is not exhaustive of any mental health conditions presented. Health professionals implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission. Accordingly, MHPN and its employees and agents shall have no liability (including without limitation liability by reason of negligence) to any users of the information contained in any MHPN webinar for any loss or damage (consequential or otherwise) cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the information contained in MHPN webinars and whether caused by reason of any error, negligent act, omission or misrepresentation of the information.