The Advisory Unit will ensure that the knowledge and expertise within its field is imparted to professionals within the mental health field and the field of interdisciplinary specialized treatment within specialized treatment services, as well as to community healthcare services including NAV (The Norwegian Labor and Welfare Administration), clients and the general population.
Evidence based knowledge must contain three basic pillars: Knowledge based on research, experience-based knowledge imparted by clients and relatives, and experience-based knowledge from employees within the field of practice.
Panel of Experts
The Advisory Unit is to collaborate with organizations for clients and relatives in order to impart their knowledge and expertise to professionals and agents within the field. In collaboration with several organizations of this kind, as well as with social entrepreneurs and professional organizations, the unit has established a panel of experts where members can share experience as well as debate and discuss central issues within the field of concurrent substance abuse and mental health disorders.
Areas of Priority
Here you can read more about some the Advisory Unit's areas of priority. These will be reflected in the various tasks we are to be running, whether it be spreading of knowledge, professional development, research, training and professional networks.