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Dual Diagnosis Training

The Leeds Dual Diagnosis Project has developed a local Dual Diagnosis Capability Framework in partnership with Professor Liz Hughes. You can see the framework:

Leeds Co-occuring Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis) Capability Framework

A programme of local training has been developed in line with the 3 levels identified in the capability framework. See below for details –

Level 1 (Core) – National Dual Diagnosis E-Learning Resource

Free e-learning training resource developed for practitioners, service users and the public for Dual Diagnosis awareness

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Level 2 (Generalist)

This level is aimed at generic post-qualification workers who work with dual diagnosis regularly, but don’t have a specific role with this group.

A 2 day non assessed course commissioned by the Leeds Dual Diagnosis Project and Leeds North Clinical Commissioing Group is available. Funding has been provided to Community Links to deliver 90 places of training in 2017. The training is available to Leeds services from all sectors except LYPFT who have there own level 2 training programme in place.

Download the level 2 application form here FAQs here.

For more details contact  Jackie Blackburn at or call 0113 2816914.


Level 3 (Specialist)

This level is aimed at people in designated senior dual diagnosis roles who have a responsibility to manage and train others in dual diagnosis interventions.

The Leeds Addiction Unit runs a Dual Diagnosis Module which is 30 credits at Level 3 and accredited by Leeds University.  It is practice based and can be undertaken as a stand alone module or as part of a programme of study at Leeds Addiction Unit.

Click here for the 2016 course flyer.