Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

Methamphetamine and Synthetic Drugs: Screening and Management - Webinar


It is a live feed of the course being delivered here at MHERC on the day, with in-room participants and facilitator. Registering here will allow you to be a part of the learning experience, viewing the facilitator and powerpoint presentation via your own device, in the comfort and location of your choice.


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Four 

This course will provide an overview of synthetic drugs, what they are and how they have come to be used so frequently into today’s society. The workshop will provide information on acute and longer term effects of synthetic drugs. There will be tools provided on screening people for synthetic drugs and also on management of those using these. This will include withdrawal management and harm minimisation information also.

• Background to synthetic drugs: What are they, where do they come from?
• Common effects of synthetic drugs
• How to screen for synthetic drugs
• Management strategies for people using synthetic drugs
• Withdrawal management information for synthetic drugs

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Identify the different common types of synthetic drugs and their effects
• Practice using screening tools for assessing synthetic drug use
• Gain tools and strategies for management of synthetic drug use including harm minimisation
• Awareness of common signs and symptoms of synthetic drug withdrawal and how to manage this

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Working with Families/Whānau
• Working with Communities
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination
• Law, Policy and Practice
• Professional and Personal Development

*Price is per person for participants outside the greater Christchurch area only. 

Terms and Conditions

Please note: Your online experience will differ from face to face education sessions. 



You will need:

• Headset and Microphone 
• Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
• Stable broadband connection 

To test you can connect to our webinar software click here (Please follow the onscreen prompts to download Webex)

Minimum System Requirements:
As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable. 

Operating System:
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above

Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - latest version
Chrome - latest version
Safari - 5 and above