Dual Diagnosis eLearning Training Course
Oxford Applied Training provides dual diagnosis training in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. In the course, there are four stories about people with a dual diagnosis involving mental illness and drug misuse such as cannabis, heroin, crack cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy and alcohol.
The stories are an excellent training resource and presented as an online eLearning training course. Aimed at people with a dual diagnosis as well as practitioners and trainers, the dual diagnosis training course in Berkshire and Oxfordshire contains information and advice about reducing the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol.
The colourful and engaging dual diagnosis training Oxfordshire course is particularly attractive to those seeking to provide practical information in jargon-free language to users and practitioners working with dual diagnosis clients. It can be used as a focus for discussion in a group setting but is equally suitable for those who would rather work themselves to in one-to-one sessions.
The dual diagnosis training course includes:
•Understanding the chemistry of drugs
•Identifying warning signs and triggers
•Understanding diagnosis, treatment and medication
•The danger of mixing drugs
•Exploring schizophrenia and paranoia
•The different types of cannabis
•The side effects of stimulant drugs
•Hangovers, withdrawals and comedowns
•Raising overdose awareness
•Identifying ecstasy psychosis
•Managing drug use
•The risk of injecting
•How to deal with an emergency
•Homelessness, arrest and compulsory detention
Developed in association with Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, the dual diagnosis training Berkshire and Oxfordshire course is derived from a series of four booklets. The stories are based on the experience of people in psychiatric treatment and were told as part of a PhD sponsored by the Trust and the University of Salford and in collaboration with Lifeline. Original research and text by Michael Linnell and Mark Holland. Michael also produced the booklet illustrations.
Training course comprises:
•David - the man with the transparent head (Cannabis)
•'Raving Mad' Martha (Ecstasy)
•Jason - the psychonaut (Alcohol and other drugs)
•A man called God - in heaven and hell (Heroin and Crack Cocaine)
The resource offers the learner the chance to step inside the head of someone at risk from substance misuse and addresses the issues faces by people with a dual diagnosis. Practitioners from the health and social care services will find it relevant including those working in the field of criminal justice hand housing. Furthermore, the resource is user-friendly, stimulating, informative and up-to-date.
Managers and trainers will find the resource to be a key tool for equipping practitioners with an insight into the issues of dual diagnosis. The self-help approach of the course's content means that carers and service users will also find the resource valuable.
Dual diagnosis training Oxfordshire and Berkshire course content:
Unit 1: David has a diagnosis of schizophrenia. He has been in and out of the hospital several times and still in his 20's. He learns about the effects, both good and bad of cannabis on his mental health. His story is told in a sympathetic and moving way.
Unit 2: Martha knows the dark and bright side of ecstasy (and other drugs) and comes through in a story that shows how a person might have to adapt their lives to the distress and stigma of mental illness. There are tips on safer use, relapse preventions, dealing with emergencies and much more.
Unit 3: Jason will use anything as long as it makes him feel 'normal'. Thing is, it doesn't make him feel normal, it just makes him feel less 'abnormal'. He hears and sees things, gets weird, comes up with bizarre ideas and uses drink and drugs to get through it all. The unit includes a useful drug interaction matrix which shows how substances interact with medications.
Unit 4: Geoff (aka 'God') usually lives on the street (he has been for years). On occasions, he has a roof over his head, but that is often a hospital roof after being sectioned. His life is like heaven and hell, speed-balling, drinking and being in the hospital. He wants that others want, it seems to be a case of staying alive until it comes about.
E-learning is an efficient and cost-effective way to deliver knowledge. The dual diagnosis Berkshire and Oxfordshire training course provides key facts and helpful suggestions in an entertaining way. Also, it includes quizzes and tests within each unit to promote learning.
For more information regarding our dual diagnosis training in Oxfordshire and Berkshire, get in touch with us by calling 01235 430 460 and one of our team members will be more than happy to help you.