Harm reduction is a recovery oriented essential practice that can be used by any health care worker regardless of the setting. It values the consumers own experiences with substance use and mental health and supports their expertise in planning and decision-making. In this webinar viewers will be introduced to the principle's of Dual Diagnosis and Harm Reduction. Viewers will hear real stories using interviews and animations on how staff and consumers from Mental Health settings implemented the Before, During and After Harm Reduction tool and some of the outcomes from using this approach. Viewers will be guided to free Harm Reduction resources to use with consumers and understand why Harm Reduction is a practice that shouldn't be limited to Drug and Alcohol workers.

The webinar will be followed by a live Q&A and is open to the public.

This webinar is a collaboration with staff from Nexus Dual Diagnosis Service, Harm Reduction Victoria, Wellways and Mind Australia. It is brought to you by NEMHSCA, Yarra Drug and Health Forum and the Yarra Mental Health Alliance.

Categories: Alcohol and other drugs
Disciplines: Allied Health, Lived Experience Workforce, Medical, Nursing, Other
Levels: Introductory, Intermediate
Lifespans: Adolescent, Youth, Adult

Monday 5 October 2020
12:30 to 14:00
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Provided by NEMHSCA (North Eastern MH Service Coordination Alliance)
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