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Are you interested in being trained to deliver mental health training in your workplace?

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The University of Sydney's Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use is now taking registrations for our inaugural National Comorbidity Guidelines Train-the-Trainer day. 

The training is based on the Australian Government Department of Health-funded National Comorbidity Guidelines (Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings), and has been developed by researchers from the University of Sydney Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, in collaboration with 360edge.

Participants will become certified to deliver the National Comorbidity Guidelines Face-to-Face Training Program, and provide evidence-based training for alcohol and other drug workers to improve their capacity to manage co-occurring mental disorders. 

Key details

  • Where: The University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW 2050
  • When: 9am-5pm Thursday 14th May (AEDT)
  • Cost: Free
  • Who should attend: Training facilitators are required to have successfully completed tertiary training in a relevant field; have a comprehensive knowledge of comorbidity and/or experience working with people experiencing co-occurring mental and substance use disorders; be skilled in substance use and mental health interventions; possess sound training skills, and have the capacity to deliver workplace training.
  • Skills gained: Trainers will become registered trainers through the Matilda Centre, and subject to signing licensing agreements, licensed to deliver the National Comorbidity Guidelines Face-to-Face Training Program. Participants will receive a certificate of completion, which depending on their registration provider, may be used toward continuing professional development points (CPD). 

PLEASE NOTE: The inaugural class of trainers will be limited to 40 people.

Registrations will close 5pm Friday 17th April.

REGISTER FOR TRAIN THE TRAINER DAY 
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If the maximum number of applications are received, applicants will be placed on a waitlist and notified as soon as a place becomes available.

How does 'train the trainer' work?

Unlike traditional training, a 'train the trainer' approach is designed to engage experienced trainers, who can deliver the course material to others. By adopting a ‘train the trainer’ approach and harnessing the skills of existing trainers, a greater number of training sessions can be held across the country, ensuring the evidence-based training program is delivered to as many people as possible.

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Training partner: 360edge

The National Comorbidity Guidelines Train-the-Trainer day will be delivered by 360edge, Australia’s leading specialist consultants in AOD policy and practice. 360edge combines more than 25 years of academic research with hands-on clinical experience to provide training that is both evidence-based and practical to implement.

What's in the National Comorbidity Guidelines Face-to-Face Training Program?

comorbid guidelines bookContent from the face-to-face training is based on the Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings (2nd edition) developed by researchers from the University of Sydney's Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use. The evidence-based Comorbidity Guidelines are a widely used clinical resource, and were developed in consultation with a panel of experts, drawing on the experience and knowledge of clinicians, consumers, carers and researchers. 

The National Comorbidity Guidelines Face-to-Face Training Program is designed to be flexible. Trainers can choose to deliver any combination of the seven half-day modules below depending on the needs of the workplace receiving training.

  • Module 1: Understanding Comorbidity (Compulsory, Core)
  • Module 2: Screening and Assessment Compulsory (Compulsory, Core)
  • Module 3: Applying Motivational Enhancement, Cognitive, and Behavioural Approaches to Co-Occurring Disorders (Optional)
  • Module 4: Anxiety, Depression, and Bipolar Disorder (Optional)
  • Module 5: Personality Disorders (Optional)
  • Module 6: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Optional)
  • Module 7: Psychosis, Eating Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Optional)

REGISTER FOR TRAIN THE TRAINER DAY

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