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Improving management of comorbid substance use and mental illness

Sydney Local Health District

Grant:
  • Translational Research Grants Scheme
Date Funded:
  • 31 August, 2016
Chief Investigator/s:
  • Professor Paul Haber

Comorbidity of mental and substance use disorders remains a major cause of disability and poses a significant challenge for the Australian health system.

A new approach to comorbidity treatment has recently been developed involving a Multi-modal Translation Intervention Package (MTP) to train counsellors and aid implementation of integrated care.

The Translational Research Grants Scheme funding will progress the development of the MTP initiative and enable evaluation of the MTP to promote the identification, assessment and clinical management of comorbidity within the drug and alcohol services of NSW local health districts.

Collaborators: Local health districst (South Western Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter New England, Mid North Coast, Sydney, South Western Sydney), National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Agency for Clinical Innovation, University of New South Wales, Macquarie University Centre for the Health Economy