This full day course will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm and runs regularly throughout the year.
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Target Audience: Staff, volunteers and others who work with individuals who use drugs or alcohol.
Aim: To equip participants with knowledge and explore approaches to working with people who use
substances, in order to promote wellbeing.
- To explore the spectrum from recreational substance use to addiction
- To gain an understanding of the ways in which people achieve change in their lives
- To gain skills to promote recovery, harm reduction and wellbeing in those who use substances
- To recognise the importance of our own wellbeing as practitioners
- To explore the challenges and fears of working with this client group
- To increase confidence in working with people who use substances
Joe Pamphilon has worked in the addictions field for the past 10 years. He is trained Mental Health Nurse and has spent the last 5 years setting up and running Health in Mind’s CLEAR project – a substance misuse and mental health peer support project in Midlothian.
Sue Phillips is a volunteer for the CLEAR project and offers 1:1 support to clients with substance misuse and mental health issues.
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