Linked below are useful tools for general practice working with people with mental health concerns:
A Manual of Mental Health Care in General Practice [National Mental Health Strategy]
e-Mental Health: A guide for GPs [RACGP]
Find a Course [RACGP]
Clinical practice guidelines [RANZCP]
Mental Health Skills Training (Primary Pathway) [CheckUP]
Pathways Program [Brisbane North PHN]
NDIS information for GP's and allied health professionals:
GP Fact sheet
General Practice Toolkit - Understanding your role in the NDIS
A GP & Allied Health Professional's Guide to the NDIS (December 2017)
A GP & Allied Health Professional's Guide to the NDIS (May 2018)
Patient Information Booklet - Accessing the NDIS
Note: each GP guide has different and relevant information so it is recommended health professionals review all the above guides
Some useful specialised information GP's working with the physical health of people with mental illness include:
Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Medicare Items
Quick Reference Guide: GP Management Plan, Team Care Arrangements
Eating Disorders: Screening, Information and Referral Guide
Eating Disorders: A Professional Resource for General Practitioners
The Mater maintains an extensive list of resources for General Practice on working with refugees. Information on booking and using interpreters is also available.
Information for general practice that may also be of use to find the right resource, service or referral for a patient, is included in the services map under services in the main menu
GPs and other health professionals are encouraged to take care of their own physical, mental, emotional and social health and seek support when required.
The RACGP Self Care Resource is a tool designed for health care professionals to look after their self care needs.