Mental Health Skills Training with a focus on youth mental health

JUNE 2016 – DECEMBER 2016


DATE: Thursday 30 Jun 2016 – Saturday 31 Dec 2016
This activity is readily available at any time.

VENUE: See http://gplearning.racgp.org.au/


The Mental Health Skills Training with a focus on youth mental health active learning module (ALM) provides general practitioners (GPs) with the skills to recognise and assess mental illnesses and to prepare evidence-based GP mental health treatment plans.

In recognition of these increased skills, GPs who have completed mental health skills training (MHST) gain access to additional MBS items, 2715 and 2717.

The MHST modular pathway and this ALM consist of two modules:

  • A Mental Health Core Module, which provides an overview of the Australian mental healthcare system, aetiology of the common mental illnesses seen in general practice and how to complete mental health treatment plans.
  • A Mental Health Clinical Enhancement Module which provides participants with the opportunity increase their skills in detecting and managing mental illness in young people.

Learning outcomes:

  • Outline the features that allow the detection of common, disabling and treatable mental illnesses in general practice
  • Undertake mental health assessments using the appropriate psychometric instruments validated for young people
  • Demonstrate preparation of evidence-based GP mental health treatment plans in partnership with patients and their carers
  • Describe the evidence based treatment recommendations for anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder and psychosis in young people
  • Identify practice systems and other issues that safeguard patient safety in providing mental healthcare

COST: This training is only open to GP members.

ENQUIRIES: gplearning Helpdesk – 800284789 or email gplearning@racgp.org.au

REGISTRATION: Register online at http://www.racgp.org.au/education/courses/activitylist/activity/?id=40706&q=keywords%3Dyouth%2Bmental