Mental Health and substance use: working with reality

Mental Health and Substance Use: Working with Reality

Substance use difficulties are highly prevalent in young people experiencing mental health difficulties, and working effectively with these comorbidities is an important area of competence for clinicians. This one-day workshop will focus on effective work with young people experiencing comorbid substance use disorders, and will focus on evidence-based interventions, in addition to discussing clinical case examples.

At the conclusion of the workshop you will be able to:

  • understand the impact of substance use disorders on mental health conditions;
  • undertake a comprehensive assessment of substance use;
  • describe the impact of various substances on a young person’s mental health; and
  • demonstrate awareness of how to intervene effectively with this group.

Thursday 6 June 2024 9.30am-4.30pm


In person, Parkville

This workshop will be held in the Orygen Colonial Foundation Innovation Centre, 35 Poplar Road, Parkville.

Please arrive by 9.15am for a 9.30am start. Paid parking is available on site and at the Melbourne Zoo nearby. Public transport is available at Royal Park Station (Upfield line), and Tram 58 (West Coburg).


Date: Thu, 6. June 2024