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 who support people with mental health conditions. GPs, practice nurses and allied health clinicians from the private sector are particularly encouraged to participate.
Series 1: Every Friday 12-1 pm from October to December 2020 (TBC)
- 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.