GP DISCUSSION SERIES – MENTAL HEALTH
e-Mental health in practice – an emerging form of treatment
Metro North Hospital and Health Service and Brisbane North PHN invite GPs to
join the GP Liaison Team for the third in a series of mental health discussions.
The mental health series will offer short, discussion-based forums on aspects of
mental health care relevant to GPs working in the North Brisbane and Moreton
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in
mental health presentations to GPs as well as increased demand on psychological
and psychiatry services. Sometimes there can be a delay of weeks or months to
get an appointment. What if during that wait time a patient can be engaged in
meaningful psychological support through their phone or digital device.
e-Mental health platforms have evolved and expanded during this time and some
can offer a timely intervention and therapeutic impact with a patient while they
wait for more traditional interventions.
But which are the good ones? Which ones can I trust? Where does the format
of care fit into my practice? How do I identify suitable patients and discuss the
We will explore this in a discussion around e-Mental health platforms and apps to
assist GPs in finding other sources of help as we continue to provide care in these
challenging and overwhelmingly difficult times.