Important update: Due to the coronavirus outbreak we have changed how our groups are meeting. Please read our update
Manchester Dual Diagnosis Group
Open to: Carers and People with Mental Illness
Our group was set up by Ben to support people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction who also have mental health difficulties (dual diagnosis). We know that many people use substances to manage their mental health. When they receive treatment for their dependency on drugs and alcohol often their unresolved mental health issues become bigger challenges again. Due to a lack of integrated dual diagnosis treatment, people often don’t get immediate support for mental health issues if they are in drug and alcohol services and vice versa. We set up our group to support people who are dealing with both mental health and substance misuse difficulties.
We offer peer support group meetings which are open to people who experience dual diagnosis and their family members, friends and carers. Within our meetings we share information about other organisations and services that offer support and members also share personal insights into what works for them in terms of their recovery.
We hope that by attending our group, people can find a source of mutual support from others with similar experiences and realise they are not alone in facing these challenges, thereby reducing the sense of isolation that people with dual diagnosis and their family, friends and carers can often face.
For enquiries about the group, please contact the group coordinator Ben on the above phone number or email.
Our first face to face meeting - November 2021
Our first face to face meeting will take place on Tuesday 23rd November 2021. If you wish to attend, please contact us via email or phone to register.