Webinar 15: Caring for the Children of Regional Australia
- : Online
In this webinar, we will take a close look at the online resources available to help children and their families overcome childhood emotional and behavioural difficulties. We will also review some of the exciting developments in the field that are just over the horizon.
Jessica Staniland, psychologist from the Royal Far West organisation, will join us to discuss the ways in which that organisation delivers care to children in rural and remote Australia. Mary, a typical young RFW patient with anxiety, depression, learning difficulties and a complex family situation will help us understand the process. The discussion will include a review of the way eMH is currently being integrated into RFW services and some consideration of the opportunities to expand the use of eMH in the future.
With the help of Dr John Kramer, an experienced senior GP from Woolgoolga in country NSW, we will discuss the ways in which existing and future resources might be integrated into primary care.
To participate in this webinar, GPs need to have some level of familiarity with e-Mental Health. This can be gained by:
- watching a previously delivered live webinar
- 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 patients with mental health conditions.