Nottinghamshire Healthcare, the county’s mental health and learning disability Trust, with partner agencies including Nottinghamshire County DAAT (Drug and Alcohol Action Team), will officially launch the new Dual Diagnosis Strategy for Nottinghamshire at an event on Monday 4 February, 12.00pm – 4.30pm, at the Mansfield Civic Centre.
This important strategy addresses the needs of people with co-existing drug, alcohol and mental health problems (dual diagnosis) and will be used by the Trust and partner agencies to inform how services are provided across the county.
The launch event will be chaired by Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s Chief Executive, Mike Cooke, and will include presentations from a range of guest speakers covering the national context and overview of the strategy, as well as a service user’s and carer’s perspective of dual diagnosis. The event will also provide the opportunity for people to share their views in the afternoon and have their questions answered by an expert panel.
Dave Manley, Dual Diagnosis Nurse Consultant for the Local Services Division of the Trust, says: “The strategy marks an important and unified step forward in the provision of dual diagnosis services across the county. The strategy addresses the complex needs of people with dual diagnosis and outlines how these needs will be met through integrated and effective services, offering the highest quality of care to the people who use these services, their carers and families.
“We want to encourage people to attend this exciting launch event to find out more about the strategy and to become involved in how the strategy is put into action.”