Mental Health Training Opportunities for GPs in 2018

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Do you need to up skill in mental health? 2018 is a brand-new year ripe for a new training resolution!

Dr May Su is a Sydney GP who is the Specialist Lead (GP) of the Mental Health Portfolio of the Higher Education and Training Institute - HETI (formerly the NSW Institute of Psychiatry) which has been providing quality mental health training and education to Australia for over 50 years. She has this to say about HETI’s programs:

"For education and training to GPs, we offer higher education in mental health through the Psychiatric Medicine Program; and RACGP/ACRRM/GPMHSC accredited GP skills training / mental health CPD workshops.

The GP skills training workshops run annually and include:

  • Mental health assessment and management: How to develop a GP mental health plan, safety plan and review (2-day workshop) – GPMHSC mental health skills training will run on 14th – 15th April 2018
  •  Risk  Assessment and Complexity in Mental Health Assessment and Management (1-day workshop)  will run on 15th April 2018
  • Focused  Psychological therapies in General Practice (3-day workshop) – GPMHSC FPS skills training will run over 3 days including the weekend of 13th – 14th October 2018

The Psychiatric Medicine Program aims to develop advanced mental health assessment and management, and thus improve capacity to provide effective recovery-oriented care. We offer Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, and Masters level.

This contemporary program has been designed to meet the needs of three distinct groups: Psychiatrists; General Practitioners; Rural and Remote Medicine specialists. We offer flexible adult education learning options both face to face and online.

As a student of the Psychiatric Medicine Program, you also have access to our optional skills training workshops. Scholarships are available for General Practitioners working and living in NSW."

For more information and to enrol

For Information about the courses from HETI visit the HETI courses page for General Practitioners or email:

As you are probably aware Black Dog Institute also offer a number of accredited and well-regarded courses for GPs and other mental health professionals. Details of our face-to-face courses can be found on the Black Dog Institute website. We also provide a free six-hour online training program, accredited as an ALM by RACGP and ACRRM. We are however not the only institution offering high-quality mental health training for GPs.

For further information about Black Dog Institute courses click here.

For information on Black Dog Institute’s face to face training details and calendar click here.

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Dr Jan Orman

Dr Jan Orman

Jan is Sydney GP, private psychological medicine practitioner in Sydney’s inner west and a GP educator for Black Dog Institute.

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