Common Mental Health Presentations in General Practice

Earn CPD hours with this free national GP webinar series on Mental Health designed by Healthscope for Australian GPs.

Webinar series overview

Focus on: Eating Disorders

Wednesday 29 May 2024 7:30-9pm AEST. See timezones

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Thursday 27 June 2024 7:30-9pm AEST. See timezones

Focus on: Alcohol & Other Drugs

Each activity in the series is approved for 1.5hrs EA (Educational Activities)

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3

Focus on: PTSD

Wednesday 4 September 2024 7:30-9pm AEST. See timezones

Wednesday 7 August 2024 7:30-9pm AEST. See timezones

This free, four-part Mental Health CPD Series designed for Australian GPs, is presented by Healthscope psychiatrists and facilitated by a GP. The education is case-study based, highly relevant to general practice and reflects the common conditions affecting patients today.

Register once to access to all four webinars. The recordings will be available to watch free and on-demand afterwards.

Facilitated by a GP, presented by leading psychiatrists

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Case studies based on everyday GP presentations
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Upcoming webinars in the series

Dr Catherine O'Neill

General Practitioner, National GP Facilitator Healthscope

Wednesday 29 May 2024 7:30-9pm AEST See timezones


Description: 

Deepen your understanding of mental health factors unique to women in this important webinar on depression, presented by two leading Healthscope psychiatrists. Dr Richard Bonwick will present on how GPs can identify and manage depression in older women, and when to refer. And Dr Revi Nair will present on how to identify and manage women at risk of perinatal depression, including awareness of complications and the pharmacological treatment options available.

Psychological issues are the most common chronic conditions in women[1]. Research shows one in four women spoke to their GP about their emotional and psychological health in the past year[2]. Depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance are the most commonly seen presentations. Postpartum depression affects 1 in 6 women during their first year after birth[3].

When responding to the mental health and wellbeing of women and girls, GPs need to consider the factors unique for women including pregnancy, motherhood, and menopause. As primary care providers, it is important that GPs are able to identify women at high risk of or presenting with symptoms of depression and to remain up-to-date with psychiatric medication treatment choices when managing patients.

GPs see people throughout their lifecycle and often care for older people in the community and aged care facilities. The latest Health of the Nation report shows that the number of GP services accessed per year per patient increases dramatically over the age of 64 years[4]. Females and those over the age of 65 years tend to be the highest users of GP services with almost nine out of ten women seeing their GP in the previous 12 months[4].


Learning outcomes: 

  1. Identify women at increased risk of perinatal depression, red flag and discuss psychiatric medication treatment choices in perinatal psychiatry. 
  2. Develop an algorithm to assess depression in older adults in particular women and outline the referral pathways when managing the patient.

Dr Richard Bonwick

Consultant Psychiatrist

EA CPD: 

Provided by Healthscope

id: 848931

Dr Revi Nair

Consultant Psychiatrist

Focus on: Depression in Women

Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine and Neurosurgery

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How to earn CPD hours

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Please direct any questions about the accredited EA components of these activities to Healthscope at gp.education@healthscope.com.au

Webinar or video completion

Participants earn 1.5 EA (Educational Activities) CPD hours per activity by attending live webinars or by viewing the on-demand videos through Praxhub. These EA hours will be logged with the RACGP on your behalf by Healthscope.

Please direct any questions regarding how to undertake and log MO and RP hours for this series to your chosen College or CPD Home.

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Optional: Log self-directed MO & RP activities

Activate your learning to bring real-world, practical benefit to your patients and practice while earning additional Measuring Outcomes (MO) and Reviewing Performance (RP) CPD Hours. Self-directed MO and RP activities can be undertaken for this series and logged by you directly with RACGP Quick Log or via the appropriate mechanism with your nominated CPD Home. 


MO and RP hours can be earned in many ways - see examples on our Measuring Outcomes & Reviewing Performance CPD hours for General Practitioners page.

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References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics. National Health Survey: First results 2017–18. ABS cat. no. 4364.0.55.001. Canberra: ABS, 2018 [Accessed 28 September 2021].
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Survey of Health Care, Australia, 2016. ABS cat. no. 4343.0. Canberra, ACT: ABS, 2018 [Accessed 28 September 2021].
  3. Australian Government Mental Health Commission. International Women's Day - Snapshot of women's mental health and wellbeing in Australia, 8 March 2022. [Accessed 2 April 2024].
  4. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. General Practice: Health of the Nation 2023. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2023

Australian Eastern Daylightsavings Time: 7:30pm

Melbourne/Canberra/Sydney/Hobart (GMT+11)


Norfolk Island Daylight Time: 8:30pm

(GMT+12)


Australian Eastern Standard Time: 6:30pm

Brisbane (GMT+10)


Australian Central Daylight Time: 7:00pm
Adelaide (GMT+10.30)


Australian Western Standard Time: 4:30pm
Perth (GMT+8)


Christmas Island Time: 3:30pm
(GMT+7)

Australian Timezones

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Australian Eastern Standard Time: 7:30pm

Melbourne/Canberra/Sydney/Brisbane/Hobart (GMT+10)


Norfolk Island Daylight Time: 8:30pm

(GMT+11)


Australian Central Daylight Time: 7:00pm
Adelaide (GMT+9.30)


Australian Western Standard Time: 5:30pm
Perth (GMT+8)


Christmas Island Time: 4:30pm
(GMT+7)

Australian Timezones

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