A range of drug and alcohol focussed motivational interviewing courses available
Training and workforce development
This section gives information on those services across Northern Ireland who are able to provide drug and alcohol training courses and programmes (many of which are no cost or low cost to attend) for those wishing to improve their knowledge and/or skills in addressing drug and alcohol issues within their organisation, community and/or with their clients.
A range of courses available for those working with adults and families affected by substance misuse
A range of courses available for those working with children, young people and families affected by substance misuse
Training for those working with children, young people and families in how to use Steps2Cope materials and resources with their clients to increase their confidence and resilience in living with and dealing parental substance misuse
The app is available for download on both Apple and Android mobile devices and has been developed in partnership with QUB and PHA
A number of drug and alcohol courses available including a Level 2 Award in Understanding Substance Misuse, a Level 3 Substance Misuse course and a Foundation Degree (3 years) in Responding to Alcohol & Drug Misuse
Training available for the community and voluntary sector on a wide range of drug and alcohol topics and for workplaces in relation to policies and procedures for managing substance misuse within the workplace
Line Management Training to enable those with supervisory responsibility to recognise the impact of alcohol related harm on the individual and the workplace - participants learn how to have an initial conversation about alcohol related issues, and how to proactively address alcohol related harm
Extern provides training on Needle and Syringe Exchange and on the supply and administration of Take Home Naloxone to services within the substance use sector and the homelessness sector. Extern also provides training on harm reduction issues to services within these sectors.
The training may also be provided to staff outside these sectors where there is clear evidence of need.
This training is provided regionally.