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Indigenous Dual Diagnosis project



The Indigenous Dual Diagnosis Project commenced in 2009, and aimed to provide training across Victoria to Aboriginal alcohol and drug (AOD) workers, as well as mental health workers, in dual diagnosis (when someone has an AOD problem and mental health issues).

The research project had three key objectives:

The Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit were funded by the Department of Human Services to run the project.

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Katherine Bakos
Coordinator, Indigenous Dual Diagnosis Project
Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit
St Vincent's Hospital
Ph: 0411 958 314

Greg Logan
Manager, Victorian Dual Diagnosis Education and Training Unit
St Vincent's Hospital
Ph: (03) 9288 2383

Related publications

Indigenous dual diagnosis project (2009)

DrugInfo Clearinghouse

The DrugInfo Clearinghouse has developed this factsheet which outlines some of the key themes and findings from the consultation report developed during the first stage of the Indigenous dual diagnosis project.

This project has three aims: to increase coordination and collaboration between alcohol and other drug and mental health services; to develop and facilitate dual diagnosis training and resources that are culturally appropriate and relevant; and to build capacity in the Aboriginal workforce.

The findings described in the factsheet provide valuable insights for people working with Aboriginal clients with a dual diagnosis and their families and communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Andy B (2009)

Indigenous dual diagnosis project.

DrugInfo Newsletter; 7(3): 7


Last updated: 18 August 2016
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