This webinar will focus on practical issues associated with delivering COVID-19 telehealth consultations, in particular telepsych consultations.
The temporary COVID-19 telehealth item numbers, which came into being on 13th March 2020 as a way of protecting the population from infection, have opened the way to remote consulting for many GPs and allied mental health practitioners who had previously not delivered mental health care in this way. It is important that these items are used effectively and responsibly to ensure quality care delivery and avoid huge cost to the community.This webinar will focus on practical issues associated with delivering telehealth consultations, in particular telepsych consultations. We will discuss the appropriate use of the item numbers, the differences between face to face and online care, the differences in the way we need to approach COVID-19 anxiety and health anxiety generally and the ways in which eMH resources can best be integrated into telehealth consultations.
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.
GPs and GP registrars, psychologists and allied mental health practitioners, in fact any health professional with an interest in improving outcomes for patients with mental health conditions.