Webinar 16: Perinatal Wellbeing
- : Online
This webinar is designed to review the impact of perinatal psychological distress and mood disorders and increase participants understanding of ways in which distress can be prevented, detected and treated.
Dr Vered Gordon, GP and perinatal mood disorders expert will join us along with Dr Fiona Darling and Prof Jane Fisher, psychologists from the Jean Hailes Unit at Monash University, who will help us take a close look at the “What Were We Thinking!” resources designed especially to help reduce distress in the perinatal period.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 a previously delivered live webinar
- watching an on-demand recording of a previously delivered webinar http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/healthprofessionals/gps/eMHPracWebinars.cfm
- reading the article ‘e-mental Health for mood and anxiety disorders in general practice’, published in AFP http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2014/december/e-mental-health-for-mood-and-anxiety-disorders-in-general -practice/
- reading the article ‘e-Mental Health – What is it and why do we need it?’, published on FOAM4GP http://foam4gp.com/2015/04/15/e-mental-health-what-is-it-and-why-do-we-need-it/
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 patients at risk of psychological problems in the perinatal period.