Mental health

Pathways to prevention: The effectiveness of universal and selective prevention in altering the developmental pathways to alcohol related harms in young adults

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The Climate and Preventure (CAP) study was initiated in 2011 by Nicola Newton, Maree Teesson, Tim Slade and Patricia Conrod as a school-based prevention initiative targeting alcohol and drug use.

Project Status: 
Current

Online training program on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings

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In 2016, researchers from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre completed the Australian Government Department of Health funded ‘Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings (2

Project Status: 
Current

Electronic Clinical Pathways to Service Excellence (eCliPSE): NSW Health Online Mental Health and Substance Use Comorbidity Portal

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In consultation with NSW Health, this project is aims to develop an online portal, to improve access to evidence based e-Health treatment packages for co-occurring mental health and substance use problems.

Project Status: 
Current

Scoping exercise to assess the training and support needs of youth mental health and substance use practitioners

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Young people with comorbid disorders frequently come to the attention of a diverse range of service systems (e.g., health, social welfare, educational, and criminal justice systems), and present a significant challenge to service providers.

Project Status: 
Completed

Toward a comprehensive picture of the epidemiology of alcohol and illicit drug use disorders: Novel analyses of the World Health Organization’s World Mental Health Surveys

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In this study, we will undertake detailed analyses of the largest cross-national epidemiologic study of mental and substance use disorders ever conducted. The WHO World Mental Health Survey (WMHS) initiative is a massive, unique endeavour.

Project Status: 
Current

Comorbid mental illness and illicit substance use: review of evidence for effective models of care

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This report was commissioned by the NSW Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Office (MHDAO) to summarise key components for consideration in developing a strategic, practical, coordinated and efficient approach to the clinical management of comorbid mental illness and substance use.

Project Status: 
Completed