Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.


Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.

Young People, Substance Misuse & Mental Health

Code: YMH
Duration: 2 days

Explores how co-existing substance misuse and mental health issues affect young people and those around them. Provides information on the main disorders that affect young people, the models of practice for treating mental health issues, and available services.

Eligibility: This course is available free to professionals working in the statutory or voluntary sector in Northern Ireland who are providing direct support to young people using substances

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By the end of this course participants will;

  • Have an understanding of the legal, organisational and policy requirements relevant to their role and the activities being carried out.
  • Understand the nature, extent and boundaries of their work role and its relationship to others in their own and other organisations.
  • Understand the roles of other practitioners working with children, young people and families and how they relate between and across agencies.
  • Have an understanding of the symptoms and diagnostic criteria of relevant  mental health conditions:
  • Have a basic understanding of the theoretical basis of models of treatment
  • Understand the stepped care model of treatment provision.
  • Be familiar with the referral and consultation processes within CAMHS/DAMHS.



This course is relevant to professionals in young people's substance misuse services or in other settings working with vulnerable children

What’s included in this course:

Course Materials (Digital Download)
PDF Certificate on Completion
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