dual diagnosis and other complex needs

Coordinated by Katherine Bakos, Our Healing Ways is a project of the Victorian Dual Diagnosis Initiative- NEXUS. The project has the support of  VACCHO , VAHS and Ngwala Willumbong State-wide Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Service.

The Our Healing Ways project aims are to:
• discover what skilled, experienced Aboriginal workers do to support the healing of people with both mental health and drug and alcohol issues
• develop culturally appropriate resources that are based on the experiences, successful strategies, processes, skills and qualities of Aboriginal workers

This manual explores working with co-existing mental health and drug and alcohol issues from an Aboriginal best practice perspective. The manual takes into account the complexities involved with working with community - often with dual relationships with clients. It is a celebration and validation of the enormous skill set required for this work.

Our Healing Ways manual: Putting wisdom into practice