Mental Health and Substance Use Webinars

image - Postgraduate TrainingLearn about the latest research into mental health and substance use disorders and discover the range of resources that are available to support the prevention and treatment of co-occuring disorders.

Presented by the Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, these webinars are for clinicians, allied health professionals, teachers, consumers, carers, and anyone with an interest in issues related to mental health and substance use.

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Our previous webinars are all available on demand through our Vimeo Channel.

For any other enquires about the webinar series, including suggestions for future topics or to nominate a potential guest speaker, please don't hesitate to get in contact with Dr Lexine Stapinski

Locating free resources to support evidence-based practice

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Evidence-based practice for mental disorders may be challenging to implement – resources can be difficult to locate, expensive to access or difficult to compare. Join us for an overview of online resources to support evidence-based mental health care. The resources discussed are freely available online; and will range from basic principles of evidence-based practice all the way through to freely available worksheets and handouts. This webinar is primarily directed towards psychological interventions.

This webinar will lead to:

  1. Learn about the basic principles of evidence-based practice, and where to locate tools to support evidence-based decision making
  2. Locate resources to identify empirically-supported psychological interventions
  3. Learn how e-therapies can support your practice
  4. Locate guidelines and resources for managing co-occurring mental disorders
  5. Share in discussions about where to locate free worksheets and handouts associated with empirically supported treatments for common mental disorders

 

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Using eHealth to treat co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in youth

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By Dr Mark Deady

Depression and problematic alcohol use represent two of the major causes of disease burden in young adults. These conditions frequently co-occur and this co-occurrence is associated with increased harms and poorer outcomes than either disorder in isolation. Integrated treatments have been shown to be effective, however, there remains a significant gap between those in need of treatment and those receiving it. The increased availability of eHealth programs presents a unique opportunity to treat these conditions.

This webinar presents some of the current work being trialled using eHealth to treat comorbid depression and substance use, especially among young people. This webinar would suit those who work with comorbidity, especially among young people, and are interested in evidence-based online treatment interventions.

This webinar will lead to:

  1. Improved understanding of co-occurring depression and alcohol use among young people
  2. Knowledge about emerging integrated eHealth tools in this area
  3. Access to program resources, and factsheets and access to program when it becomes available

 

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Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders: how do they affect young people?

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Did you know that...?

  • Co-occurring anxiety, depression and substance use disorders are among the leading causes of burden among people ages 15-24
  • There are some important differences among girls and boys in terms of which disorders co-occur and which set of problems develops first
  • Around the world, girls are catching up to boys in terms of alcohol and cannabis use
 
This webinar will present an update on research into co-occurring mental and substance use disorders among young people in Australia. It will ask: how many young people experience co-occurring mental and substance use disorders? What is the impact? And what are the implications for research, prevention and treatment? It will include a discussion of some recent trends in drug and alcohol use among young Australians, changing gender patterns across the world, and will raise some questions for future directions in research and prevention of mental and substance use disorders. This webinar will draw on the latest research to provide a big picture view of the changing landscape of mental and substance use disorders in Australia and what it means for young people. 
 

This webinar will lead to:

  1. Learn about patterns of co-occurring mental and substance use disorders among young people in Australia
  2. Explore how these patterns are changing
  3. Discuss the implications for research, prevention and treatment

 

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Drug and alcohol use among young people. What can parents and schools do to prevent the harms?

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Every year, one in four Australian teenagers puts themselves at risk of harm through drug and alcohol use. Research at CREMS shows that these harms can be reduced by school-based prevention programs. 

This webinar presents the latest research findings on drug and alcohol use among Australian teenagers. It will review research evidence showing which strategies effectively prevent harm from drug and alcohol use. Attendees will be provided with access to practical tools and resources that are proven to reduce harm. This webinar would suit teachers, parents, principals, counsellors and other professionals working with young people.

This webinar will lead to:

  1. Improved understanding of the patterns of drug and alcohol use among Australian young peopl

  2. Knowledge about strategies that are effective in preventing drug and alcohol harms

  3. Access to free resources, factsheets, and curriculum based programs proven to reduce alcohol/drug-related harms

 

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