GP Mental Health Skills Training

2022thu05may8:30 amthu4:30 pmGP Mental Health Skills Training

Event Details

Gain the skills needed to give evidence-based, person-centred mental health care through high-quality treatment plans (GPMHTPs) in this level 1 Mental Health Skills Training.

Become eligible to claim higher MBS rebates through items 2715 and 2717 (or 281, 282 for non VR-GPs). Build on the GP pathways to become an FPS provider.

RACGP and GPMHSC accredited with 40 CPD points.

Learn from experts at USC’s Thompson Institute, a world-leading hub for mental health and neuroscience research, clinical practice and education.

Training topics

  • Understanding mental health historical context
  • The psychiatric interview
  • Mental status examination and risk assessment
  • Managing risk in general practice
  • Key mental disorders
  • Treatment planning
  • Optimising treatment though the MBS billing cycle
  • Relapse prevention
  • Mental health service system
  • Insights into SE Qld community needs


  • Dr Edwin Kruys, General Practitioner
  • Dr Adem Can, Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Megan Dutton, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Guest speakers: consumer and carer perspectives


  • RACGP (40 CPD points)


(Thursday) 8:30 am - 4:30 pm aest