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Mental health services through general practice

Suicide prevention and first aid

A primary role of the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) is the development of competencies in mental health service provision.

The GPMHSC identified a need for an easy-to-access guide to the Stepped Care Model for general practitioners (GPs) in Australia.

This guide aims to:

  • support the implementation of the Stepped Care Model
  • encourage communication between general practice and Primary Health Networks (PHNs)
  • promote shared-care decision making with carers and consumers.

At the end of this guide comes with a list useful resources, including PHN website links, and an appendix with current Medicare rebates.


Provided under licence

This resource is provided under licence by the RACGP. Full terms are available on the licence terms page. In summary, you must not edit or adapt it or use it for any commercial purposes. You must also acknowledge the RACGP as the owner.