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Suicide Prevention and Support

Unit Code: PSY5019

Duration: 6 weeks

Contact Hours: 20-24 hours of study per week

Credit Points: 6


This unit explores the experience of addiction and the unique challenges of co-occurring mental health concerns. We will journey through the lived and living experience of people who have substance and process addictions to understand aetiology, dominant discourses and frameworks, and the recovery movement. Individual and systemic impacts on treatment will be explored from the perspective of the person with addiction and those who work in the addiction field. You will learn assessment and intervention skills to support recovery oriented evidence based care and augment your reflective practice skills to facilitate safety for yourself and others.