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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 (2715 and 2717) by completing the Mental Health Skills Training (Modular Pathway), which requires both the Mental Health Skills Training Core Module and one 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 ensure your Medicare provider number is registered with your college to ensure the MBS access is allocated correctly. Please see instructions for RACGP members here, and ACRRM members should directly contact their college.

If you have any queries or issues regarding this process, please call (03) 8699 0556 or email the GPMHSC.

Clinical Enhancement Module and Allied Health Skills: Developmental disorders in young people

This activity seeks to educate health professionals on issues surrounding the identification and support of young people with developmental disabilities, along with their mental health care. Utilising a number of case studies, ways of offering the best possible evidence-based care for young people in an effective and inclusive manner are explored.

Clinical Enhancement Module and Allied Health Skills: Youth AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) and sexual health

This activity seeks to educate health professionals on issues surrounding alcohol and other drug use and sexual health in youth, as well as their mental health implications. Utilising a number of case studies, ways of offering the best possible evidence-based care for young people in an effective and inclusive manner are explored.

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 LGBTIQA+ 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.

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.