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The General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC)


GP mental health training and education

The GPMHSC is responsible for accrediting training programs in mental health for GPs.

Click below for information relating to training and education standards and requirements

Mental Health Education and Training for GPs

Becoming a provider of GP Focussed Pscyhological Strategies

Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) are evidence based psychological interventions and therapies; integrating the best research evidence of clinical effectiveness with general practice clinical expertise. Access the link below for information about becoming a GP provider of FPS.

Focussed Psychological Strategies – Become a provider

GP Mental Health Treatment Plans

The GPMHSC has developed a suite of General Practice Mental Health Treatment Plan (GPMHTP) templates which can be used by GPs to assess and manage patients with a mental illness and provide referral pathways for treatment by psychiatrists, psychologists, and other allied mental health practitioners under the Better Access initiative.

GP Mental Health Treatment Plan templates

Telehealth for rural and remote patients

In 1 November 2017 Medicare Australia released new item numbers for patients in rural and remote locations to claim rebates for video consultations through the Medicare Benefits Schedule ‘Better Access to Psychiatrists, Psychologists and General Practitioners’ (Better Access) initiative. This means that rural and remote patients can now access Mental Health Treatment Plan consultations with a Psychologist through the use of video consultations.

Telepartnerships in mental health