Dual Diagnosis 'In Tandem Model' Film Launch

Friday, March 18, 2022

October 2020 marked the 10th anniversary of the partnership between the Eastern Metropolitan Region Dual Diagnosis Consumer and Carer Advisory Council, and the Dual Diagnosis Working Group known as the Dual Diagnosis ‘In Tandem Model’.


To celebrate this milestone, Eastern Health Adult Mental Health Program Consumer Consultant and film maker, Ian Stephenson was engaged to document the partnership between consumers & carers with a lived experience of dual diagnosis, and clinicians & practitioners working within the Eastern Metropolitan Region Alcohol and Drug and Mental health services.


This film celebrates the thriving co-production activity that focuses on dual diagnosis and provides guidance on how others can reproduce the Dual Diagnosis ‘In Tandem Model’ in other parts of Victoria.
Despite the success and the reputation of the ‘In Tandem Model’ in the east, it has not been implemented elsewhere. It is hoped that by sharing this story, clinicians, practitioners, consumers and carers working and living through the issues associated with co-occurring mental health and substance use concerns will be inspired to give this approach a go.


The film demonstrates why clinicians and practitioners with a passion for dual diagnosis saw the need for a stronger collaborative approach with consumers and carers, the experiences and motivations of consumers and carers in wanting to support system change and some of the activities that have developed and evolved since the partnership began in 2010.