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Improving the Management of Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance use conditions

Wednesday 2 Feb 2022


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This conference focuses on improving the management and outcomes of people with co-occurring mental health and substance misuse conditions, and managing demand during and beyond Covid-19 whilst ensuring adherence to the NICE National Quality Standard Coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse.

“People with a dual diagnosis frequently struggle to get the support they need with a range of issues because, too often, services are designed around the needs of the system rather than the individual.”

Lord Victor Adebowale CBE Co-chair for the All Parliamentary Group for Complex Needs and Dual Diagnosis

“A greater likelihood of both dual diagnosis and substance use disorder alone after, compared with before lockdown has implications for both mental health and addiction service provision during a pandemic.”

Advances in Dual Diagnosis May 2021

“With COVID-19-related anxiety, uncertainty surrounding self-isolation, greater distress and anxiety associated with financial stress, unemployment and loss of income, it is not surprising that alcohol use and possibly other drug use, have increased in Australia, the UK and the USA”

Advances in Dual Diagnosis 2021

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve services, practice and treatment for people who are experiencing co-occurring mental health substance misuse conditions (dual diagnosis)
  • Reflect on the lived experience of people experiencing coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse
  • Ensure Adherence to the NICE Quality Standard for coexisting severe mental illness and substance misuse
  • Reflect on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and how you can meet demand for services by challenging traditional ways of working
  • 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

Speakers include

Justine Trippier

Consultant Nurse and Lead, Co-occurring Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Phil Cooper MBE

Consultant Nurse Dual Diagnosis / Clinical Transformation, North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Deputy Chair Progress, National Nurse Consultants Consortium Dual Diagnosis

Irene Muh

Consultant Nurse – dual diagnosis (coexisting mental health and substance misuse)
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Adrian Brown

Alcohol Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric Liaison
(CNWL MHT) Northwick Park & Central Middlesex Hospitals

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 with your key audience  
  • 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.

Fee Options

NHS & Public Sector



Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



Virtual Training



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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