Mental Health

Many individuals accessing drug and alcohol services present with co-existing mental health issues. For improved health and social outcomes it is essential that services gain an understanding of best practices and relevant issues to deliver the best possible services to meet the needs of this population.



Trauma Informed Care & Practice - Access information and resources on trauma informed care and practice.

Aboriginal mental health resources- Menzies School of Health Reserach: access a suite of resources developed under the Australian Integrated Mental Health Inititiave

Partnerships - Access helpful information and guiding documents to assist you and your organisation form and maintain partnerships.

Suicide Prevention - Access information and resources on suicide prevention.

Mental health capability audit tools - Access information and resources on conducting an audit of your service and staff.

Screening and Assessment

Summary Table of Assessment and Outcome Measures Tools 2011: this is a summary of a report commissioned by NADA in 2009: A Review of Screening, Assessment and Outcome Measures for Drug and Alcohol Settings.


National Comorbidity Guidelines (2009)
Guidelines on the management of co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health conditions in alcohol and other drug treatment settings

NSW Health Clinical Comorbidity Guidelines (2009) NSW Clinical Guidelines for the Care of Persons with Comorbid Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders in Acute Care Settings (2009)

Other resources - Access a list of helpful resources.