there are two good publications aimed at increasing staff capabilities in dual diagnosis
- Closing the Gap, a dual diagnosis capabilities framework for staff.
The aim of the framework is to establish the core competencies required to deliver effective care for people with combined mental health and substance use problems.
This framework covers all staff that comes into contact with this service user group in a range of settings.
- Dual Diagnosis: Developing capable practitioners to improve services and increase positive service user experience.
To download these document you can find it in media gallery below
Web based learning Packages
there are currently four web based packages available free:
- National E-Learning Dual Diagnosis Modules. The overall aim of the project has been to develop and evaluate an e-learning training resource for practitioners, service users, carers and the public for dual diagnosis awareness. This means an awareness of the basic issues, and is not intended to create dual diagnosis “specialists” or replace skills-based training, although it would serve as a good introduction prior to commencing a more formal training course. This programme will be free to access, and aimed at clinical staff, people who use services and their carers, and other interested parties such as police, ambulance staff, prison officers etc.and can be dowloaded for FREE! www.coventry.ac.uk
Embrace e-learning package
- Alcohol Idenitification and Brief Advice e-learning project is available via the alcohol learning centre website.The Alcohol IBA helps professionals with identifying those individuals whose drinking might be impacting on their health and delivering simple, structured advice. It has been developed in partnership with and the Department of Health's Alcohol Policy Team and e-Learning for Healthcare. www.alcohollearningcentre.org.uk/
- A comprehensive dual diagnosis modular training resource from the University of Lincoln and CCAWI can be downloaded, after login from www.visit.lincoln.ac.uk
- The successful Out of Your Head guides, developed by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, Lifeline Publications and the University of Salford, featured on this website have formed the basis of an e-learning programme accessible to practitioners, service users and carers.
It was developed by embrace-learning who are experienced in devising and delivering health and social care e-learning courses. Click here for more information.
||Apr 30 2009
|The content of this document aims at applying to dual diagnosis, and refining, the key concepts outlined in New Ways of Working (DH 2005) and the Creating Capable Teams Approach (DH 2007) which is “intended to help local health and social care services at a multidisciplinary team level to review their skill mix and refine their learning and development needs.
||Apr 23 2009
|Closing the Gap capability framework