This activity looks at the key diagnostic and management features for common mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia. The role of the 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.
Mental Health Skills Training
If you are an Australian GP, you are able to access the additional mental health MBS item numbers (2715 and 2717) by completing the Mental Health Skills Training (Modular Pathway), which requires both a Mental Health Skills Training Core Module and a Clinical Enhancement Module to be completed.
Please make sure that you have entered your RACGP or ACRRM registration number in your ThinkGP profile as this is required to validate your completions.
Once you have completed the two activities, please email your Medicare provider number to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure the MBS access is allocated correctly. If you have any queries or issues regarding this process, please call (03) 8699 0556 or email the GPMHSC.