Develop your skills and increase your knowledge around supporting individuals who present with alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues. Learn to recognise problematic AOD use, positive strategies to respond in an empathetic and supportive way, how to access support services in Canterbury and gain an understanding of the impact on the individual and their family/whanau.
This workshop is also available to attend in person - register here.
Consider why we use substances and identify harmful/hazardous substance use
Positive strategies to respond in an empathic and supportive way
Explore the concept of addiction
Explore the impact of problematic AOD use on the individual and their family/ whānau
The impact of stigma and discrimination
Potential barriers for individuals in accessing AOD treatment and how to support them in overcoming these
Overview of AOD support and treatment services in the Canterbury region, and how to access these
Working with People Experiencing Mental Health and Addiction Needs
Working with Whānau
Working within Communities
Working with Māori
Maintaining Professional and Personal Development
The early part of Samantha’s career was spent in the South of England working in mental health acute inpatients, ICU and community teams after graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 1994 with BSc (Hons) Psychology and then in 1997 with MSc Professional and Policy Studies and Dip HE (RN) Mental Health.
Moving to Christchurch in 2003, Samantha initially worked in acute inpatients then joined CADS setting up the AOD Central Co-ordination Service. As well as working as a private contractor in Primary Care and Canterbury Prisons, she continues to work on various AOD projects.
Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
You will need
Headset and Microphone
Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
Stable broadband connection
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.
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
Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.
Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged.
No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.
MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.
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