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GPs can complete accredited mental health training to further develop and improve their skills in diagnosing, treating and managing patients with mental health illnesses.

GP Mental Health Treatment Plan

GP Mental Health Treatment Plans (GP MHTPs) provide a structured framework for GPs to undertake assessment, early intervention and management of patients with a mental illness.

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COVID-19 and mental health in general practice

This section contains important information on how GPs can best help the mental health and wellbeing of their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GP mental health training and education

GPs can complete two levels of accredited mental health training, each correlating with specific sets of MBS item numbers – Mental Health Skills Training and Focused Psychological Skills Training.

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Become a GP provider of FPS

GPs can become providers of Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) by completing the training requirements as set by the GPMHSC. FPS are specific treatment strategies developed from evidence-based psychological therapies.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQs on GP mental health training and MBS items commonly used in the provision of mental healthcare.

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