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Education for GPs to effectively manage patients affected by addiction and substance use, with a particular focus on the mental health implications.

In this recorded webinar

This educational webinar will feature Dr Tarun Yadav FRANCPZ, MD Psychiatry, MBBS Conjoint Lecturer - Faculty of Health & Medicine University of Newcastle.

  • Understand the neurobiology of addiction and recovery, and psychiatric comorbidities.
  • Outline the management processes for those suffering from Substance and Addiction Disorders
  • Discuss options for those who are treatment resistant and setting expectaitons.

The aim of the activity is to upskill GPs in managing mental health consumers in primary care, and to effectively refer to other mental health professionals.

The recording is one hour long and includes a post-activity quiz.

CPD points

This activity is accredited with the RACGP for 2 category 2 QI&CPD points. A certificate of is available for download on completion of all activities in the course.

Brought to you by ProCare

The discussion is presented by ProCare Mental Health Services, a not for profit organisation based in Waratah NSW. ProCare’s clinicians work with GPs to provide counselling, psychology, and psychiatry consultations. Additionally, they provide the free “GP Psychiatry Support Line” service (1800 16 17 18) which is an initiative funded by 6 Primary Health Networks in NSW.

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2009). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 4326.0, 2007. ABS: Canberra.

2 The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. General Practice: Health of the Nation 2018. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2018.

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