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Mental Health Skills Training

If you are an Australian GP, you are able to access the additional mental health MBS item numbers (2712, 2713, 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.

If you have any queries or issues, please call (03) 8699 0554 or email the GPMHSC.

Mental Health Skills Training: Core Module

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.

Clinical Enhancement Module and Allied Health Skills: Youth Mental Health

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.