Our Dual Tools Project is about to gain world recognition.

Dual Tools is a web-based training system designed to improve the care of people facing both a mental health and addiction issue.

The project has just been expanded across Victoria thanks to Federal Government Department of Health funding.

Now Dual Tools will feature at the Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference on the Gold Coast from May 15 to May 17.

Our Dual Tools Project team will deliver a 30-minute presentation to the conference.

The conference includes presentations from experts on various addictions including drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling, sex, gaming, online, hoarding, compulsive shopping and steroids.

Participants will learn more about treatment and paths to recovery along with emerging trends, early intervention, best practice programs, case studies and innovative solutions particularly in rural and regional communities.

BCHS CEO Kim Sykes said it was a tremendous honour and very exciting for the Dual Tools project to be selected for the Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference and a terrific acknowledgement of the team leading the initiative.

“Our team has been dedicated to establishing a system that can deliver quality training to health and welfare professionals who care for the around 300,000 Australians with a substance use condition and at least one co-occurring mental health issue,” Kim said.

“We think Dual Tools can make a real difference to their care and our team looks forward to raising awareness of the benefit of this training system in supporting the workforce by increasing knowledge, awareness and confidence of dual diagnosis.”

Victorian-based health and welfare workers can get an early look at Dual Tools during a statewide roadshow later this month.

The Victorian Dual Tools Roadshow will visit Ballarat, Burwood, Traralgon, Warrnambool, Shepparton and Swan Hill to provide a detailed insight into how Dual Tools works and the benefits for people living with dual conditions and those caring for them.

To learn more about Dual Tools click here

To book a place on our Victorian Dual Tools Roadshow click here

To book for the Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference click here