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Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health and Substance Use - ONE DAY COURSE (29 Oct)

Price $145 – $315 AUD Register

Event description

Prevention, treatment, recovery

Over half of people with a serious mental illness are known to misuse substances, while 84% of substance misusers have some sort of mental health disorder.

These statistics are even more troubling in view of the fact that the mental health and AOD sectors were historically very separate in Australia and even today a majority of professionals are not comprehensively dual-trained.

This course explores the complex interrelationship between mental health and substance use and provides an evidence-based approach for prevention, recovery, harm minimisation and providing holistic support.

Topics include:

  • Interrelationships between mental health and substance use
  • Substance and diagnosis awareness
  • Causes, risks and protective factors
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Chemical interactions between substances and psychiatric medications
  • Integrated services and supports
  • Best practice for integrated services and supports
  • Accessing specialist assistance

This course includes:

  • Engaging, up-to-date materials.
  • Take-home resource package.
  • All day catering and beverages - with dietary needs catered for.
  • Certificate of attendance.


Standard | $315
Corporate and Government

Non-Profit/ Individuals | $215
Staff of non-profit organisations, micro-businesses with less than 5 staff and self-funded waged individuals

Concession | $145
Concession Card Holders paying as individuals


We offer a small number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to afford to attend. Scholarship recipients pay a nominal fee of $45 toward catering and materials. Click here to apply.


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Public Training.


Evolve WA
Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar
Level 1, 20 Southport Street
West Leederville WA 6007

Click here for further details regarding parking, transport and location.

Our venue is wheelchair accessible, including toilets. However, if you have any special access needs or would like any support or adaptations to make learning easier for you, please let us know.

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