Community Response to Dual Diagnosis: first Open Dialogue Forum meeting – 16th April 2024 Rathmullan, Drogheda

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This new interagency project aims to enhance the community capacity to respond to dual diagnosis, by establishing an Open Dialogue Community Forum, where people with lived experience, participants from either mental health or addiction services, their family members, frontline staff from both community & public sector providers and other key community advocates, can come together to learn from each other’s experience & expertise.

The first Open Dialogue Forum will take place on Tuesday 16th April, in St Nicholas’ GAA in Rathmullan, Drogheda – from 11am to 1pm. Register your intention to attend be emailing recoverycollege@dcu.ie

The community forum will provide the means to hear from all our regional partners on the future direction for our series of planned activities and continued engagement between all the partners over the coming year, underpinned by an ecological view of trauma in both a personal and a wider community context.

This HSE funded project will also explore existing capacity for service providers to respond to dual diagnosis and through the communication processes developed within the open dialogue community forum, trauma informed community workshops, dual diagnosis awareness and skills enhancement workshops, and train the trainer workshop.

We’ll be sharing details on all the upcoming activities in the coming weeks, but wanted to draw your attention to this other event: 

  • Tues 23rd & Wed 24th April – Trauma Informed Communities workshop (venue TBC) @ 10am to 4pm both days

Details on the other Dual Diagnosis workshops (& a related training-for-trainers event) will be shared in the coming weeks, along with the process for practitioners to register their interest.

The project will run for one year February 2024 to January 2025 with a completed sustainability plan in place upon completion.

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