“The best part of the training course was the group sessions where a very experienced clinician facilitated discussion around de-identified cases. This gave great insight and ideas as well as facilitating connections between like-minded clinicians who shared their favourite resources which was highly valuable. I have taken these skills and used them to increase the evidence-based structure of my MH sessions with patients."
Dr Paul Smith – Ballarat, Victoria
I did the course at the right time – just when COVID-19 started. The mental health of my patients was affected and I knew that they needed me. FPS ST helped deliver more insight, ideas and skills to handle my consultations and help support my patients. The flexible learning environment and opportunity to complete the course at my own pace was very valuable and I’ve since referred my colleague to complete it too.”
Dr Fatima Momtaz, Warragul Victoria
"Mental health issues are the most common presentations to a GP and so it is vital that we are skilled in this area. As a rural GP I found that the RACGP FPS course was well designed, evidence-based, and informative for practical use with my patients. I use these added skills learnt in my clinic on a daily basis."
Dr Sean Atkinson, Trafalgar Victoria
“This well designed course combines virtual, guided and peer to peer learning and is beneficial for rural GPs who may not otherwise get the opportunity to upskill in mental health. The group learning is interactive and case-based, with practical tips from the moderator as well as your peers, which was extremely valuable. I use the knowledge and skills gained from the FPS course in my day-to-day consults and have also been able to apply the skills to improve mental health skills capacity development among patients, teaching GPs in training and other medical professionals, team development and community support.”
Dr Yousuf Ahmad, Sale Victoria