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Improving the Management of People with Coexisting Severe Mental Illness and Substance Misuse

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This conference will systematically address how providers can provide improved care and outcomes for people with coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse.

“This quality standard covers the assessment, management and care provided for people aged 14 and over who have coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.”

NICE 2019

“People who have severe mental illness and substance misuse have significantly poorer outcomes than people who have either severe mental illness or substance misuse alone.”

NICE 2019

Benefits of attending: This conference will enable you to:

• Network with colleagues who are working to improve services, practice and treatment for people who are experiencing coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse (dual diagnosis)

• Reflect on the lived experience of people experiencing coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse

• Ensure Adherence to the 2019 NICE Quality Standard for coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse

• Understand how you can engage and support people to improve outcomes and avert crisis, and reduce the risk of exclusion

or drop out from services

• Identify key strategies for ensuring early intervention

• Develop your skills in risk assessment

• Improve inpatient provision in assessment and management of people presenting with coexisting mental health illness and substance misuse 

• Understand how the Quality Standard can be applied to older people including treatment evidence and age specific programmes

• Engage people to reduce missed appointments and ensure effective follow up if this does occur

• Improve your skills and competence in delivering dual diagnosis services

• Learn from current best practice case studies in dual diagnosis focusing on homeless people

• Understand how to effectively develop and support peer support networks

• Self assess and reflect on your own practice

• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence 

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience o 
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

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