165458 - Mental health tools: putting low intensity stepped care into practice
- : Online
Low intensity interventions can be ideal for patients with mild-to-moderate mental health conditions, and may be more acceptable to patients than referral to a psychologist or pharmacological intervention. A practical workshop to upskill GPs with mental health tools to enable them to put low intensity stepped care into practice.
Relevance to General Practice
In any one year, over one million Australian adults will experience depression and two million will be affected by anxiety. Early detection and intervention can prevent the development of anxiety and depression and/or reduce the severity, duration, and impact of symptoms. Effective treatments exist, but not everyone is aware of or has access to the most suitable one for them.
An estimated 88% of the Australian population visit their general practice in a year, thereby making it an ideal location for identifying and managing mental health symptoms experienced by patients.
- Describe your role and responsibilities within your local mental health service environment
- Describe mild/low intensity mental health presentations
- List the resources available to manage mild/low intensity presentations in your practice