GP Mental Health Skills Training - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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GP Mental Health Skills Training

GPs will gain the skills needed to give evidence-based, person-centred mental health care through high-quality treatment plans (GPMHTPs).

Get eligible to claim mental health MBS items 2715 and 2717. RACGP and GPMHSC accredited. 40 CPD points. Face-to-face format offering theory and experiential activities.

Learn from experts at USC’s Thompson Institute, a world-leading hub for mental health and neuroscience research, clinical practice and education.

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Training topics:

  • Understanding mental health historical context
  • The psychiatric interview
  • Mental status examination and risk assessment
  • Managing risk in general practice
  • Key mental disorders
  • Treatment planning
  • Optimising treatment though the MBS billing cycle
  • Relapse prevention
  • Mental health service system
  • Insights into SE Qld community needs


  • Dr Sam Manger, GP
  • Dr Adem Can, Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Megan Dutton, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Guest speakers: consumer and carer perspectives


  • RACGP (40 CPD points)


Price: $700 inc GST

CPD points: 40

Format: Face-to-face

Venue: USC's Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute, Birtinya

Time: 8am - 5pm (one full day)

Dates: 20 Feb or 19 Jun or 23 Oct, 2021

Catered event
This training is suitable as a refresher for those wanting to update their skills
An optional tour of the Thompson Institute neuroscience facility is included