This workshop provides an overview and update of current approaches to working with people with Co-existing Mental Health and Substance Use Problems (CEP). It is designed to upskill those working in mental health services who want to support people in their addiction recovery.
This workshop is also available to attend in person - register here.
Understand substances of misuse and complications associated with CEP
How to promote a harm reduction approach with people who have problematic substance use
Pathways/development of addiction through a lens of CEP; substance categories, triggers, cross-addiction, and coping strategies
Understand the nature, extent and impact of CEP on people’s lives and how services can support recovery
Apply brief interventions by developing harm reduction skills (including support for those wanting abstinence)
Latest research and advice on vaping
Working with People Experiencing Mental Health and Addiction Needs
Working with Whānau
Working within Communities
Di is passionate about supporting people to grow in their hauora/wellbeing and health and teaching and mentoring people for their professional development and growth. She has been working in the mental health and addictions sector for 28 years as a social worker/counsellor. Di was the clinical manager of Stepping Stone Trust (mental health NGO) for 13 years and is in her sixth year at the Bridge addiction service in Christchurch.
Di loves learning and is qualified with a Masters of Mental Health, Post Graduate Diploma in Addiction, Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work, Post Graduate Diploma in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Five
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
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.
Only one person may view an online workshop session per registration.
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