159904 - GPCE - Beyond Now - helping patients at risk of suicide, using a prevention planning app
This session assists GPs to integrate the Beyond Now suicide prevention app into a GP mental health consultation. Downloaded already by 60,000 people, the app provides a systematic way to work through a suicide prevention plan which remains on the patient’s phone for easy access in a crisis.
Relevance to General Practice
The GPCE offers GP delegates over 50 topic choices over three days. The subjects span many therapeutic areas allowing GPs to self-select the topics of most interest to the individual and their practice.
- Understand the current state of suicidality and suicide in Australia
- Utilise digital resources including suicide prevention apps to support patients at risk
- Develop a care plan for patients at risk involving primary care, the multidisciplinary team and digital resources