Webinar 9: Using e-Mental Health to Wage War on Worry
In this Clinical Case Study webinar, we will begin with a very brief review of what constitutes e-Mental Health (eMH). A case study will be presented, including a video of a consultation with a patient. The GP expert panel will then lead a discussion about the key issues in the case, the eMH resources that could be usefully integrated into the patient's care and some of the practical aspects of integrating eMH resources into care.
To participate in this webinar, GPs need to have some level of familiarity with e-Mental Health. This can be gained by doing any of the following:
- watching a previously delivered live webinar or recording. Click here to view the catalogue.
- reading the article ‘e-Mental Health for Mood and Anxiety Disorders in General Practice’, published in Australian Family Physician in December 2014.
- 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. We will use a case example to help explore the range of reliable Australian online resources available to help doctors decrease their own vulnerability to stress and manage distress when it arises. GPs will learn how this and other e-Mental Health programs can be used to enhance their own mental health and that of their patients.
- 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.