Gain essential skills for providing support and care when you encounter users of methamphetamines and new psychoactive substances. This workshop will support your knowledge and understanding to recognise use and develop strategies to minimise harm.
This workshop is also available to attend via online workshop - register here.
Background of methamphetamine and synthetic drugs - what are they and where do they come from?
How these substances have come to be used so frequently in today's society
The different drugs currently available
Understand common, acute and long-term effects
Common signs and symptoms of use
Symptoms of withdrawal and how best to manage it
Learn screening tools
Strategies for harm minimisation and ways to engage people safely
How to offer support and what services are available
Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs
Working with whānau
Working within communities
Applying law, policy and practice
Maintaining professional and personal development
Michael completed his Registered Nurse training in 1995 and started to work within the mental health field. After completing an alcohol and other drug (AOD) paper through Otago University in 1999 he decided to specialise in the AOD area. Michael has worked in the area of mental health/AOD both in New Zealand, London and Melbourne. Michael has held positions as Associate Nurse Unit Manager, team leader and Unit Manager. He completed his graduate diploma in mental health nursing whilst in Melbourne. Since 2013 Michael has been working at the Christchurch Opioid Substitution Treatment Programme.
*Facilitator to be confirmed.
Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
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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