This course is now full

Attendance is by invitation only

Why is this course being provided?

The course is part of a funded project to support people with ARBD and their families in two ways:-

  1. By improving the skills and knowledge of practitioners working with ARBD sufferers and those at risk of ARBD
  2. By improving access to information for sufferers and their carers

Who the course is for:

For anyone in a public facing role in substance misuse, housing, family services, police, probation, social work, health, mental health etc.

The objectives of this course are to enable participants to:-

  • Define alcohol-related brain damage, its prevalence and impact
    • There are many misconceptions about ARBD. This training will explain the difference between forms of ARBD and look at current data on prevalence and prognosis
  • Identify those at risk of ARBD and how risk can be reduced
    • The course will explore some simple ways for front-line practitioners to help the at-risk cohort to make changes that could reduce risk and harm
  • Recognise signs and symptoms
    • We will look at ways in which ARBD may present and why it often goes undiagnosed/untreated as well as tools for diagnosis
  • State the stages of rehabilitation and appropriate interventions at each stage
    • One of the most unfortunate myths about ARBD is that it can't be treated. The training will explore current guidance on responding to an ARBD diagnosis
  • Use simple approaches to improve outcomes for ARBD sufferers
    • Participants will leave with a practical toolkit for working with people with ARBD  and information on best practice
  • Signpost carers of people with ARBD to further support
    • Training participants will be able to access Alcohol Concern's free online ARBD Hub with a directory of services, factsheets for carers and clinicians and other resources for this client group. It is hoped that they will then disseminate this information to colleagues and others who will find it useful.