GP PSYCHIATRY SUPPORT LINE

This service is operated by ProCare Mental Health Services

This service is supported by joint funding from Central and Eastern Sydney PHN, COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Hunter New England and Central Coast PHN, Murrumbidgee PHN, Northern Sydney PHN, Western NSW PHN, North Coast PHN and Nepean Blue Mountains PHN through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.

 

 

For more information, please contact your local PHN or contact us on:

 

1800 16 17 18 - (02) 49 675 203

admin@gpsupport.org.au

 

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WEBINARS

 

Webinar Volume 1: Adult ADHD,

Bipolar Disorder & Gender Dysphoria

Lecture Series - Volume 1 TOPICS: Adult ADHD; Bipolar Disorder; Gender Dysphoria

This webinar no longer offers RACGP points. You can still register for ACRRM professional development points by completing the form below. For webinars that still offer RACGP points, please view:

Webinar 2 (Depression in Older Age People)  or  Webinar 3 (Anxiety Disorders)

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Further information about Adult ADHD, Bipolar Disorder & Gender Dysphoria

Almost half of Australians (45%) will experience a mental health illness in their lifetime.  The General Practice: Health of the Nation 2018 report published by the RACGP identifies that psychological issues are the most common health issue managed by GPs in 2018.  The particular topics chosen for this activity is based on feedback from GPs and the community, which has been confirmed by research.

 

Adult ADHD 

 

Bipolar Disorder

Gender Dysphoria

The activity relates predominately to RACGP’s identified 5 Domains to General Practice - Domain 2: Applied professional knowledge and skills; and in particular, the Core Skill CS2.2.3 “A significantly ill patient is identified and managed appropriately”. 

The learning outcomes are:

  • Describe the clinical signs and symptoms of Adult ADHD 

  • Summarise the diagnosis and management of Bipolar Disorder

  • Outline the assessment and management of Gender Dysphoria.

Mapped to the Curriculum, the contextual units are:

  • AD16 Adult Health

  • PS16 Psychological Health

  • SG16 Sex, sexuality, gender diversity and health

PRESENTERS

The discussion is presented by ProCare Mental Health Services, a not for profit organisation based in Waratah NSW.  ProCare’s clinicians work with GPs to provide counselling, psychology, and psychiatry consultations.  Additionally, they provide the free “GP Psychiatry Support Line” service (1800 16 17 18) which is an initiative funded by 6 Primary Health Networks in NSW.

The first video in this series features Dr Martin Cohen and Dr David Burton, leading psychiatrists in the Newcastle/Hunter region.

Dr Martin Cohen (PhD, MBBS; FRANZCP)

Professor Martin Cohen completed his training in Medicine at The University of Sydney in 1996 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 2002. He won the Dissertation Prize in 2002, awarded by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, for his work in better understanding the link between cannabis and mental illness.​

 

He has over 20 years of clinical experience and extensive research experience in the fields of medical education, brain imaging and mental illness, population studies, and clinical research. He has published over 70 articles in scientific journals and presented papers at international conferences, as an invited speaker or as part of the scientific program.

His passion for serving the needs of the community to provide the highest quality mental health services have been demonstrated in his previous roles as RANZCP Director of Specialist Training and Executive Director of Hunter New England Mental Health Services. He is a conjoint Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle and a Director on the Boards of Hunter New England Health and the Hunter Medical Research Institute.  His most recent appointment as Deputy Commissioner for the Mental Health Commission of NSW underpins his passion for advocacy and care for people with mental illness.

Dr David Burton (MBBS; FRANZCP)

Dr David Burton studied medicine at the University of New South Wales and graduated with honours.  His postgraduate training began at St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst in Sydney and he later moved to the Hunter where he has been practicing locally for the past 15 years. He has also worked in Papua New Guinea as part of his commitment to rural and regional medicine.

​Prior to his role with ProCare he was been the Staff Specialist Psychiatrist for psychiatric emergency services at the Mater Mental Health Service.  His clinical interests include: working with people with mood and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, gender and sexuality issues, adult ADHD, women's psychiatry and also substance abuse issues.