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A collection of resources, guides and factsheets aimed to provide GPs with the skills and knowledge needed to assist in the management of mental health illnesses.

Mental health training standards 2023–25: A guide for general practitioners

The release of the Mental health training standards 2023–25: A guide for general practitioners represents the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration’s (GPMHSC’s) renewed commitment to continually improve Australia’s primary mental health system.

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Trauma-informed care resource hub

A convenient, online tool where GPs can access the latest information on implementing trauma-informed care in general practice.

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GP Mental Health Treatment Plan Templates

The GPMHTP templates can enhance the quality of mental health care provision and support GPs in the management of patients with a mental illness.

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Suicide prevention and first aid

The GPMHSC has developed this suicide prevention mental health first aid resource to support GPs in their day-to-day practice.

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After suicide

After suicide: a resource for GPs is designed to help GPs respond to suicide in their communities.

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Communication between medical and mental health professionals

A guide outlining best practice principles for communication between medical and mental health professionals.

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Telepartnerships in mental health

A collection of resources that support GPs using telehealth for mental health consultations.

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Working with the Stepped Care Model

This guide outlines the stepped care model in general practice.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Mental health education and training

Find out more on Mental Health Skills Training (MHST), Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST) and applying for an exemption for MHST and FPS ST.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS)

Find out mote about MBS item numbers used for the provision of primary mental healthcare.

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Tips for seeing your GP – consumer resource

This tip sheet informs patients on how they can make the most out of their GP appointments.

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Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) mentorship program

The FPS mentorship program provides an exciting opportunity for experienced GP providers of FPS (mentors) to guide and support newly trained GPs (mentees) towards becoming skilled FPS providers

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External resources for GPs

A collection of external resources for GPs

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Mental health MBS item number descriptors and rebates

Better Access initiative item numbers and rebates

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