Evidence strongly suggests that Electronic mental health services are effective in managing mild to moderate anxiety and depression.
Primary care providers are in a privileged position to embed these technologies into their practice and offer new services to their patients.
The benefits of e-mental health services are diverse for both, patients and clinicians. benefits include:
- Convenient and flexible
- Low to no cost for patients
- Easily accessible
- Saves time for practitioners
- Fills service gaps
The use of online tools can help your practice broaden the mix of services offered to clients. These services can be easily integrated in the new context of the Stepped Care approach.
The RACGP has recognised the importance of developments in the mental health treatment space. You can download the latest RACGP produced guideline for GPs on e-mental health here.
The PHN has invited The Black Dog Institute to talk about these topics and equip you with the right tools to implement evidence-based treatment into practice.
This training is RACGP accredited and provides 4 category 2 points. It will be held on Thursday 3 May 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the PHN’s Maroochydore office.
You can register for this workshop here.