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Using e-Mental Health Programs in Your Practice

e-Mental Health programs that allow people to undertake self-directed mental health therapies in their own time have been shown to provide benefits comparable to face-to-face treatment. This module will offer participants an insight into the applications of eMH programs in the general practice setting, and outline how these programs can be incorporated into a comprehensive, person-centred mental health care plan.

GP Clinical Enhancement Module: Youth Mental Health

This activity is for GPs only. If you are an allied health professional, please proceed to the "Allied Health Professional Skills Module: Youth Mental Health" activity. Please note that this module alone does not constitute a full MHST training program. This activity looks at the key diagnostic and management features for common youth mental health issues. These include depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder, with an emphasis on indigenous and LGBTIQ youth. The role of the GP as part of a primary care team is discussed together with the principles for best practice management of these conditions. A range of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management modalities are explored through case studies.

Allied Health Professional Skills Module: Youth Mental Health

This activity is for allied health professionals. If you are a GP, please proceed to the "GP Clinical Enhancement Module: Youth Mental Health" activity. This activity looks at the key diagnostic and management features for common youth mental health issues. These include depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder, with an emphasis on indigenous and LGBTIQ youth. The role of the AHP as part of a primary care team is discussed together with the principles for best practice management of these conditions. A range of management modalities are explored through case studies, adapted for a broad clinical spectrum. This education was developed in conjunction with the GP version, highlighting the importance of collaboration as part of the Mental Healthcare team.

PTSD: A wound of mind and body

A recent large-scale Australian study showed that GPs have a significant role in managing PTSD and its associated physical and mental comorbidities. This module provides an update for identifying and treating this symptom complex, which affects one in twenty Australians.

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