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 . Through a case study example, this webinar – “Online Self Care for Doctors” - 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.
Relevance to General Practice
After conducting 3 focus groups, and an extensive GP survey, on the subject of e-mental health programs, it is clear that there is a lack of knowledge about the subject of e-mental health in general practice. In particular, which programs are available, which patients are suitable for e-mental health programs, and how to integrate these programs into the treatment of patients with mild to moderate depression and anxiety. The most popular way in which GPs requested training on the subject, was via webinars.
- Become familiar with the variety of reliable online Australian programs and resources available to help build mental resilience
- Become familiar with the variety of reliable online Australian programs and resources available to help treat mild to moderate depression
- Understand the ways in which GPs can incorporate these resources into their own care and management of mild to moderate common mental health problems.
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units