North East dual diagnosis / trauma informed communities project

We have some upcoming open dialogue and workshops in the North East on dual diagnosis and trauma.
Mental health and substance use issues are often related to past trauma and unresolved trauma in peoples lives and their families. The impact and potential for healing goes beyond the individual and the family and is often tied up with community and health care provider experiences. If a community and services recognise the impact of trauma on use of substances and mental health issues and their role in reducing this impact, the possibilities of recovery becomes more realistic.
Dual Diagnosis Community Open Dialogue – 16th April 11.00 – 1.00 St. Nicolas Gaelic Football Club, Drogheda. 
The open dialogue space aims to provide the opportunity for affected individuals, community members and service providers to share their experiences, and look for solutions to better respond to Dual Diagnosis in the future.
The open dialogue space aims to:-
* Raise awareness of what Dual Diagnosis means for the North East Regional area.
* Work collectively on an approach to Dual Diagnosis in the community.
* Strengthen community links through networking.
Refreshments provided. 
Being a trauma informed community – 2 day workshop 23rd and 24th of April 
The two day workshop will explore the meaning of normal responses to adverse circumstances in life and implications of how unresolved trauma in our lives. We will examine how abnormal trauma responses by self and services and community can affect our ability to recover. The workshop will explore how a community can be trauma informed and how agencies and services can apply trauma informed principles in care provision.
Refreshments provided. 
Dual Diagnosis Awareness 2 day workshop – 8th/9th May/11th/12th June and 6th/9th October – Venues to be confirmed. 
Day 1: Exploring the reality of dual diagnosis; perceptions, experiences, policy, service delivery, culture and the impact on communities.
Day 2: Best practice; what the community needs, how care can be integrated, what needs to change, community response and imagining possibilities.
If interested please fill in this form indicating what you are interested in attending. https://forms.gle/Vrn7yoy5E1vFchzj6

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