Stepped Care and eMental Health

Date: Nov 26, 2020 18:00:00

Time:  6pm - 8pm EAST
Cost: FREE
Register: HERE

GP Registrars, GPs, Psychologists, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists, Mental Health Practitioners, Social Workers and other Allied Health Professionals.

In this 2 hour workshop participants will be introduced to the concept of stepped care in mental health, specifically in the context of the way mental health problems present and are managed in primary care.  The history and thinking behind the development pf the stepped care model will be discussed, as well as its advantages of the approach for the patient and the mental health system generally.

Current Black Dog Institute research around the implementation of the model will be discussed. Case examples will be used to demonstrate the development of a case formulation and its use in matching the intensity of treatment to severity of illness.

An overview of the Australian evidence-based online resources available to support work with the mild to moderate end of the severity spectrum, of mental illness will be given. 

Duration: 2 hours via webinar

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the place of eMH resources in stepped care for mental health
  • Recognise that there are reliable online resources available to help their patients with mild to moderate mental health conditions which can be used in place of or as an adjunct to face to face care
  • Identify patients who would be suitable for online resource use
  • Identify at least 3 online treatment programs that may be useful in their practice
  • Describe the ways in which they might use treatment programs in their practice


  • RACGP: 4 point CPD Activity under the RACGP CPD Program (GPs)
  • ACRRM: 2PRPD (GPs)
  • 2 hours CPD (Psychologists)

Topics Covered

  • Suicide and stigma
  • The suicidal crisis
  • Acute management 
  • After the attempt
  • Bereaved by suicide

When: Thursday 26 November
Time:  6pm - 8pm EAST
Cost: FREE
Register: HERE

Contact Details: Mark Goddard