Drugs and Mental Wellbeing
Exploring the complex relationship between drugs and mental health, enabling workers to address this issue holistically and with confidence
Durations: 1 days: 4 modules (online)
Log in: 09.50am
Part 1: 10.00 a.m. -11.45 a.m.
Part 2: 2.00 p.m.-4.00 p.m.
This course is aimed at more experienced staff who are working in drugs, mental health, housing and social care services supporting people with multiple disadvantage and have some previous drugs awareness training.
Objectives: By the end of the course, participants will:
Understand the interrelationship between drugs and mental health
Be able to explore complex situations and identify drug and mental health components
Understand different patterns of drug use amongst people with mental health issues
Assess risk and respond appropriately
Be aware of risk factors and interactions
The course includes:
Exploration of “multiple needs” and “dual diagnosis”
The effects of various drugs in mental health,
Understanding the function of drugs on brain chemistry
Understanding the function of brain chemistry on mental health
The use of non-prescribed drugs to “self medicate”
Key interactions between prescribed and non-prescribed drugs
Assessing risk factors and reducing risk
Services and strategies for working with drugs and mental health