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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
Bay region.

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
format?

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.

4th November 2021

Time: 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm
Venue: Online webinar

Contact us

GPLO team
Email: mngplo@health.qld.gov.au
Phone: (07) 3646 6852

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