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Co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drugs

People with co-occurring mental health conditions and substance use are a priority in the CESPHN region, and can experience barriers to effective service provision.

Comorbidity Guidelines

The Comorbidity Guidelines website provides evidence-based information, training and resources to assist with the management of co-occurring, substance use and mental health conditions.

This website and online training program was developed by The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use.

  • Comorbidity Guidelines: Free online training is available here
  • Comorbidity Guidelines: Order a free hard copy here

Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Resource Package 

A resource package of online and telephone resources and online training has been developed to assist in providing effective support to clients with mental health and drug and alcohol conditions.

Resources provided by SESLHD Drug and Alcohol Services Comorbidity Clinical Pathways Project, funded by the Mindgardens Neuroscience Network.

Click here for more information.

Current Practices and support needs of healthcare providers in CESPHN in relation to addressing patients co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug issues

CESPHN funded the Matilda Centre to undertake a scoping exercise to evaluate the practices and support needs of healthcare providers in the CESPHN who work with people with co-occurring mental health and AOD issues.

  • The full final report is here.
  • A two-page bulletin summarising the report and recommendations is available here.

Mental Health and AOD Action Plan

CESPHN convened a working party to develop local solutions to increasing the capacity of the workforce to respond effectively to people with co-occurring mental health conditions and substance use.

Mental Health & AOD Action Plan

Mental Health & AOD Poster

Click here to read more.

Click here to go to Doctors’ Health NSW website.

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