GPMHSC Mission Statement
The GPMHSC strives to ensure optimal mental health for the Australian population through ensuring high quality GP education and training in mental health.
Role of GPMHSC
The General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) is a multidisciplinary body operating under the auspices of the RACGP, and is responsible for establishing standards of education and training for the Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners under the Medicare Benefits Schedule (Better Access) initiative. More broadly, the GPMHSC promotes the development and uptake of quality professional development in mental health for GPs.
The GPMHSC is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing.
The GPMHSC includes representatives from general practice, psychiatry, psychology and the community. The RACGP provides Secretariat services, and chairs the group.
Committee members are nominated by:
- The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
- The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
- The Mental Health Council of Australia (consumer and carer representatives)
- The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
- The Australian Psychological Society