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).

Become eligible to claim higher MBS rebates through items 2715 and 2717 (or 281, 282 for non VR-GPs). Build on the GP pathways to become an FPS provider.

RACGP and GPMHSC accredited with 40 CPD points.

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 Edwin Kruys, General Practitioner
  • Dr Adem Can, Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Megan Dutton, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Guest speakers: consumer and carer perspectives


  • RACGP (40 CPD points)


Price: $600

CPD points: 40

Format: Face-to-face

Venue: USC's Thompson Institute, Birtinya

Time: 8.30am - 5pm (one full day)

Date: 19 June 2021

  • Catered event
  • GPs who have already completed this training could consider attending as a refresher due to current increased mental health presentations
  • An optional tour of the Thompson Institute neuroscience facility is included