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Coventry University, PROGRESS. Hughes, Liz (2011) National dual diagnosis e-learning resource. Coventry University.

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The overall aim of the project has been to develop and evaluate an e-learning training resource for practitioners, service users, carers and the public for dual diagnosis awareness. This means an awareness of the basic issues, and is not intended to create dual diagnosis “specialists” or replace skills-based training, although it would serve as a good introduction prior to commencing a more formal training course.

E-learning content
The e-learning will consist of 4 modules:
1. Introduction to dual diagnosis including definitions, impact and attitudes
2. Mental health awareness and how it impacts on drug/alcohol use
3. Substance use awareness and how it impacts on mental health
4. Skills and interventions focusing on the process of change and what helps.

The e-learning resource will be suitable for practitioners both qualified and unqualified, as well as service users and carers, and members of the public. The language of the materials will be simple and jargon free. We will provide information about where to find out more on a range of subjects. There is a workbook template to print off and we advise people to use this to make notes while they work through the resource. We also suggest that you print off and keep some of the key documents that are of interest to you. This is not intended to be an exhaustive resource on dual diagnosis, and we also advise you to follow some of the weblinks and explore further resources that may be of interest to you.

The access point will be through the CURVE repository. This can be accessed via the link below. We have also created a text only version which can be accessed using an audio reader for those with visual impairments.In addition we are working on developing the resource to be in a format that NHS organisations can embed in their own local learning systems.

The IT requirements are a modern PC with sound facility, an internet broadband connection, and Flash player software. If you don’t have Flash player software, it is free to download. You may find that the sound quality from your PC speakers is limited, so we recommend you use external speakers or use earphones to listen to the videos.

Item Type
Teaching Resource
Publication Type
International, Web Resource
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Education and training
Coventry University
Corporate Creators
Coventry University, PROGRESS
Accession Number
HRB (Not in collection)
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