Mental Health Workshop Wrap Up

28 July 2022

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Mental health disorders are estimated to affect almost half of Australians aged 16–85 at some point during their lifetime, with one in five affected during a 12-month period.(1)

Rural and remote GPs are reported to be the most common provider of mental health services as they are often the first point of contact for patients experiencing these types of conditions.(1)

On 16 – 17 July 2022 on the Gold Coast, we had a full house of 20 delegates attend our Emergency Mental Health workshop. The workshop was led by Dr David Nguyen, a psychiatrist in a fulltime private practice; and Dr Katherine Moss, a Forensic Psychiatrist for Queensland Forensic Health.

“The emergency mental health workshop provided a good mix of content with case-based scenario learning. I found many instances where I can directly relate what I have learnt on this course to my practice in a rural community.” 2022 Delegate

Delegates covered various topics including how to identify key mental health concepts and disorders; how to execute a mental state examination and identify phenomenology associated with acute mental health presentations; how to develop and implement a risk assessment and management plan; as well as how to determine an appropriate management plan to address acute presentations of common mental health disorders.

“A course must for doctors working in ED seeing mental health patients.” 2022 Delegate

“Well organised, approachable, friendly and knowledgeable presenters.” 2022 Delegate

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