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In this webinar

Based on a clinical case study, this webinar explores the role that e-mental health programs can play in the lives of doctors at risk of developing problems with their mental health, and those who are already suffering from mild to moderate common mental health problems.

The webinar series

The webinar series examines some of the online mental health treatment programs that GPs need to know about, focusing on evidence-based programs that have been developed in Australia. The evidence around the efficacy and usefulness of different programs will be discussed along with practical aspects of using the programs. We will use a case example to help explore the range of reliable Australian online resources available to help doctors decrease their own vulnerability to stress and manage distress when it arises. GPs will learn how this and other e-Mental Health programs can be used to enhance their own mental health and that of their patients.

Summary:

  • e-Mental Health programs are a useful adjunct to mental health treatment in primary care
  • there is good evidence that patient outcomes improve with the use of e-Mental Health programs
  • a variety of locally-developed e-Mental Health programs are available
  • GPs need to be familiar with the programs their patients are using and be able to recommend the use of these programs appropriately.

Audience

GPs and GP registrars who are interested in self care as well as the care of their patients.

Participants in each webinar are eligible for 2 QI&CPD Points and 2 Core ACRRM Points.