Useful Websites + Links

Dual Diagnosis

UK PROGRESS NETWORK – A national consortium of consultant nurses in dual diagnosis and substance use.

DUAL DIAGNOSIS TOOLKIT produced by Rethink in partnership with Turning Point.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CLINICAL EXCELLENCE an independent organisation providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.

DUAL DIAGNOSIS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND is a resource repository created to contribute to better outcomes for people with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Some excellent downloadable leaflets specific to mental health issues and substance use.

DARTHMOUTH PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH CENTRE provides various publications and resources on treatment.

MIND THE GAP: A Project to improve support for children of parents with DD issues in Australia.

LAKEVIEW HEALTH SYSTEMS: Dual Diagnosis Resource Guide from the U.S.A. providing an overview of dual diagnosis and useful links to other resources.

Mental Health

INFORMATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH produced by Leeds Mind provides an online directory of information about mental health law, rights and services.

LEEDS PARTNERSHIP NHS FOUNDATION TRUST provides specialist services across Leeds. The website provides a wide range of information for service users, professionals and carer’s.

RETHINK is a national charity providing a range of services and information about all aspects of mental illness including free fact sheets and web pages.

THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS provides a wide range of information and leaflets on mental health a number of which are specifically related to drug and alcohol use.

COUNSELLING DIRECTORY is leading support network in the UK and was set up as a free, confidential service to encourage those in distress to seek help. Visitors can read about different areas of distress, view useful articles written by counsellors and refine their search to find the most appropriate help.

Drugs and Alcohol

TALK TO FRANK provides friendly confidential drugs advice including A-Z list of substances, health risks, UKlaw and how to access help.

KNOW CANNABIS is a website providing information and self help for cannabis users.

KFX provides a huge range of information including drug fact sheets, harm reduction advice, a range of useful resources, training and much more.

ALCHOL LEARNING CENTRE is an online one-stop-shop which collates,                          co-ordinates and disseminates learning and promising practice from across the NHS and Third Sector.

LIFELINE PUBLICATIONS produce a range of publications on substance misuse to provide credible up-to-date information in a style that is accessible and trusted by the target group (Also see the Out of Your Heads Guide link in the ‘Information for Service Users and Carers’ section).

BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS special interest group have produced a series of pocket guides including Alcohol and Other Drugs, Children, Families and Alcohol Use, Mental Health And Substance Misuse, Alcohol and Older People and Young People and Alcohol which can be downloaded here: (Printed versions are available by emailing:

Policies, Reports + Good Practice

Dual Diagnosis Good Practice Guide: Department of Health’s Policy Implementation Guide 2002.

Dual Diagnosis Capability Framework: CSIP 2006

Themed Review of Dual Diagnosis : CISP 2007                                             

Dual Diagnosis in mental health in-patient and day hospital settings: DoH 2006

A Guide for the Management of Dual Diagnosis in Prisons: DoH 2009

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