There are multiple different sectors and providers and significant variation in the configurations of services that meet the needs of people with co-existing serious mental illness (SMI) and substance misuse.
Actions to take
- Identify individuals with complex co-morbidities and provide them with evidence-based information. This will help inform decisions on their treatment for their mental health, substance misuse and physical health.
- Agree clear joint working protocols or pathways for assessment, referral and treatment of substance misuse between physical health, mental health and substance misuse providers and related voluntary sector organisations.