New in Queensland – Drug and Alcohol First Aid Training

New in Queensland – Drug and Alcohol First Aid Training

We know that many people struggling with an alcohol or drug problem also experience issues related to employment, housing and relationships. We’re helping to boost the AOD knowledge of people working in the community services sector, so they can better support clients presenting with these complex issues, by offering Drug and Alcohol First Aid training.

People working in the community services sector in Brisbane can build their knowledge of AOD issues and in turn, better support their clients, through our Drug and Alcohol First Aid workshop.

The workshop is suited to people working in the community services sector who support clients experiencing AOD issues.  It’s also ideal for people who are new to the AOD sector.

LLW’s National Research Manager, Dr Julaine Allan, will deliver the one-day workshop in Beenleigh on 22 March. Julaine is a substance use researcher and practitioner with more than 30 years’ experience in social work, family therapy, child protection and drug and alcohol services. She is also a Research Associate with the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre at the University of NSW, and an Adjunct Research Fellow at Charles Sturt University.

The workshop will be held at the Beenleigh Events Centre from 8:45am to 4pm. The cost is $155 which includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and all training materials. Places are limited so register now!

Screening for Problem Gambling – Detecting a Hidden Problem

Screening for Problem Gambling – Detecting a Hidden Problem

Are you a counsellor, clinician or GP wanting to know more about how to screen for problem gambling?

If you see people for drug or alcohol dependency or mental health conditions, it is likely your client is also dealing with an underlying issue of problem gambling that is perhaps going undetected. Did you know that of those who have a gambling problem:

  • 58 per cent of them will also have a problem with drinking or drugs
  • 38 per cent will also have a mental health condition

Free training is now being offered to provide you with the tools to screen and assess people who are experiencing gambling problems.

The training covers the characteristics of problem gambling and the relationship with substance use and mental health. Learn about the Problem Gambling Severity Index and explore the use of brief interventions and practice-based strategies to support your clients.

Lives Lived Well’s Gambling Intervention team are available for bookings to visit your workplace and run free face-to-face training. The sessions run for 90 minutes and include online resources.

Alternatively, free online training is now available by clicking here to register. We’ll email you a confirmation link and log-in details. Please note that you will need to set up a new password to enroll.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 1300 727 957 and ask to speak to Gambling Intervention Counsellor Case Manager, Richie Wilson.