Webinar 14: Online Resources to Help Improve Indigenous Mental Health
- : Online
We explore the range of resources suitable for use with indigenous patients and take a close look at MindSpot Clinic’s Indigenous Wellbeing Program. Carlie Schofield is an indigenous mental health worker and a Yuin woman herself. Carlie was responsible for the adaptation of the Wellbeing Program for Indigenous users and will join us on the webinar to discuss the program’s development and content.
With the help of Harry, our case study for the webinar, our panel explores the feasibility of using on online program to help indigenous patients with mild to moderate mental health conditions and observe Harry’s experience of using the program.Backgound on e-Mental Health
To participate in this webinar, GPs need to have some level of familiarity with e-Mental Health. This can be gained by:
- watching an on-demand recording of a previously delivered webinar
- reading the article ‘e-mental Health for mood and anxiety disorders in general practice’, published in AFP
- reading the article ‘e-Mental Health – What is it and why do we need it?’, published on FOAM4GP
The webinar series examines some of the online mental health treatment programs that GPs need to know about, focusing on evidence-based programs that have been developed in Australia. The evidence around the efficacy and usefulness of different programs will be discussed along with practical aspects of using the programs.
- e-Mental Health programs are a useful adjunct to mental health treatment in primary care
- there is good evidence that patient outcomes improve with the use of e-Mental Health programs
- a variety of locally-developed e-Mental Health programs are available
- GPs need to be familiar with the programs their patients are using and be able to recommend the use of these programs appropriately.
GPs and GP registrars who are interested in improving outcomes for indigenous patients with mental health conditions.