NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW.
1 hour Webinar recording; Available on demand.
This webinar provides valuable information for any one caring for or working closely with a young person. Mental health and substance use disorders are among the most common disorders for young people, and frequently go together. This webinar presents findings from the latest research into patterns of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders and how often these occur among young people in Australia. Key differences between young men and women and the implications of these trends will be explored. A deeper understanding of the changing landscape of mental and substance use disorders in Australia and what it means for young people will give attendees important insights, and inform prevention and early intervention approaches.
Attendees will gain an understanding of:
- What defines co-morbidity and why this is important;
- The patterns of co-occurring mental and substance use disorders among young people in Australia, how these are changing and the implications of this shift;
- The importance of evidence-based prevention and early intervention for effective harm reduction initiatives.
This webinar was developed by Dr Cath Chapman at the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, UNSW and informed by review of the research evidence on this topic.