Co-occurring Mental health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Working Party

27 May 2019

People who experience co-occurring mental health and drug and alcohol support needs are a priority in the CESPHN region, and often experience barriers to effective service provision.

CESPHN funded NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in mental Health and Substance Use (CREMS), to undertake a scoping exercise to evaluate the practices and support needs of healthcare providers in the region who work with this client group. This enhanced our understanding of these issues from various perspectives, and provided important recommendations for workforce development and capacity building. Click here to read the full report.

CESPHN are seeking to progress these recommendations with the assistance of a working group of representatives across the sectors and at various staffing levels and including people with lived experience and their families and carers. Click here to register to join the working party!

If you have any enquiries, feel free to contact Esther Toomey Drug Health Program Officer at