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This section contains resources, factsheets and guides for GPs to best help with the mental health and wellbeing of their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last updated on 29 July 2020

GPMHSC
Telepartnerships in Mental Health
Mental Health Treatment Plan Templates

RACGP
The Good GP podcast updates for COVID-19
newsGP article – Coronavirus posing significant mental health threat
Self-care and mental health resources
RACGP members can access the GP support program on 1300 361 008

ACRRM
Factsheet – How to do a high quality remote consultation
Factsheet – Organising telehealth services in your practice
National Telehealth Provider Directory – look for providers or register your service

RANZCP
COVID-19 looking after the most vulnerable – President John Allan on SBS NITV radio

APS
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Australians

Black Dog Institute
Black Dog Institute are a key training provider for accredited GPMHSC activities. They have compiled a comprehensive list of available resources. This includes e-mental health treatment as well as providing advice to health professionals and those working from home.

Visit the Black Dog Institute website for more information.

Managing your mental health online during COVID-19
TEN  The Essential Network, an app supporting health professionals to manage life and work through COVID-19.
Working Towards Wellbeing

Beyond Blue
Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

MindSpot
10 Psychological Tips for Coping with Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Other resources

Phoenix Australia
Caring for patients' mental health during coronavirus and other infectious disease outbreaks
A gentle reminder to take the time to check in with yourself
Coronavirus (COVID-19) mental health resources

Consumer resources
The Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council have some excellent resources for consumers

Carer Resources
Carers Australia have listed advice for carers

Department of Health
Head to Health COVID-19 support

Department of Veterans' Affair (DVA)
Veterans' Medicines Advice and Therapeutics Education Services (Veterans' MATES)
 For DVA clients - Three actions to enhance and protect your mental wellbeing during and after COVID-19
For GPs - Practical ways to help your patients manage distress during and after COVID-19