Aims and Objectives of Service
The project aims to improve access to treatment and outcomes for people who experience co-existing drug and/or alcohol use and mental health disorders. This is done by supporting services to work together, developing policies, procedures and joint work protocols and developing and delivering training. It is a multi-agency network developed to ensure that services that come into contact with this client group are readily able to assess, engage and co-ordinate care effectively.
The Dual Diagnosis Project reports to and facilitates a variety of working groups and forums to meet its aims, including the Dual Diagnosis Strategy Group, Dual Diagnosis Working Group, Dual Diagnosis Network, Dual Diagnosis Expert Reference Group, Primary Care Working Group and the Northern and North West Dual Diagnosis Group.
What does your Service/Home offer?
The Project gives organisations the opportunity to be part of a wider network, offering support, training and strategic direction. It opens up communication channels between organisations and facilitates joint working and partnerships.
Who should be referred to this service?
Service users are not referred to the Dual Diagnosis Network. They are referred to individual services who are members of the project such as primary or secondary care mental health services or substance misuse services. If you would like more details about how your organisation might benefit from the project, please contact the Dual Diagnosis Project Manager.
Who can refer?
Any service or organisation who offers support to people with dual diagnosis can get involved.
Dual Diagnosis Project Manager: Jackie Blackburn
Contact Number: 0113 2816914