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Mental Health Education Videos

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National IAR Program: about the Program

Thursday 5 January 2023

The Initial Assessment and Referral for Mental Healthcare Program is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. The IAR Guidance provides support to clinicians regarding how to respond to people when they first ask for mental health support in primary care settings. It guides clinicians in considering what information should be collected during a mental health assessment.

The decision support tool often referred to as the IAR-DST, is an aid that is designed to provide clinicians with an estimate of the intensity of the mental health response that the person may need. This could confirm your clinical judgement or bring further deliberation to the decision-making process. The aim of using the tool is to connect the person seeking support with the right care as early as possible in their journey.

National IAR Program: how will the IAR DST help my Practice?

Wednesday 4 January 2023

National IAR Program: how is the IAR DST used?

Tuesday 3 January 2023

National IAR Program: How will the IAR DST help the people I work with?

Monday 2 January 2023

National IAR Program: A lived experience perspective the IAR DST

Sunday 1 January 2023

Social Isolation and the Impact on Older People

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Through discussion and case studies, viewers will be equipped with tools and tips for GPs and Practice Nurses to connect older people to local community hubs and support networks.

Discussion includes the Social/Medical aspects and the interaction between the two and how they impact social isolation for older people.

Learn practical tools/steps that GPs can take to link patients up to services/support.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognise and proactively respond to the impact of social isolation on older people
  • Differentiate the need for medical or social prescription when working with patients experiencing social isolation
  • Compare available services that promote social interaction and evaluate these against the lifestyle and needs of patients


Dr Stephen Ginsborg | General Practitioner
Dr Stephen Ginsborg is a GP with interests include mental health, and elder, palliative and intergenerational care. He cares for all ages, but the challenges of ageing have great resonance for him in his work. He is committed to developing strategies that assist community, GPs and other health care professionals to offer options for people, based on compassionate care in a manner and place of their choice.

Dr James Ibraham | General Practitioner
Dr James Ibrahim is a GP and Director of Terrey Hills Medical Centre. He is the current Chair of the RACGP Social Prescribing Specific Interest Group and Sydney North Health Network AOD clinical lead. On a mission to personalise primary care.


Social Isolation Services List

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Motivational Interviewing

Monday 1 July 2019


To access the handouts that accompany this video, please visit sydney.edu.au/matilda-centre/resources/for-clinicians.html#uniqueId_KRP3yeWx_3_button