General Mental Health (GMH) ECHO


  • Each year, approximately one in every five Australians will experience a mental illness.
  • It is estimated about 45% of Australians may experience mental illness at some point in their lives.
  • 80% of people with an enduring psychotic illness are diagnosed with at least one coexisting chronic physical health condition.

General Mental Health ECHO is designed to support primary care providers to build capacity in the treatment and management of people with severe and enduring mental illness. There is a focus on cardiometabolic risk and complex psychopharmacology. Through participation, clinicians can increase their confidence in applying evidence-based practice to improve the care of people living with mental illness.

We welcome all healthcare providers across NSW who support people with mental health conditions. GPs, practice nurses and allied health clinicians from the private sector are particularly encouraged to participate. 

ECHO Sessions 2024

2024 Spring Series: Every Tuesday 7-8 pm from 15 October - 17 October (Date to be confirmed) - Open for registration

Each ECHO series will run for 10 weeks.

  • Participants are expected to attend each weekly session for 1 hour. 
  • Participants are encouraged to contribute a case presentation during a series.
  • Participants who attend a minimum of 6 sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for CPD points. 
  • No cost to participate.

Please find more information on ECHO sessions here

Download the flyer for GMH ECHO here.

Session Topics presented by Mental Health Experts include

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Meet the GMH ECHO Team

Mr Andrew Simpson Program Coordinator | Living Well Living Longer Program Manager, SLHD

Dr Andrew McDonald Clinical Director, Mental Health Services, SLHD

Dr Kathleen Smith Staff Specialist, Psychiatry | Collaborative Centre for Cardiometabolic Health in Psychosis (ccCHIP), SLHD

Dr Radha Srikanth Senior Staff Specialist Child & Adolescent/Intellectual Disability Psychiatrist | Clinical Director, Infant Child Youth Family Mental Health, WNSWLHD

Dr Tove Riphagen GP | Psychiatric Registrar, WNSWLHD

Dr Lil Vrklevski Principal Clinical Psychologist | Director Psychology, SLHD

Mr Simon Tully Senior Social Worker, SLHD 

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