Mental Health – Introduction

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Course Delivery & Duration

Single interactive study day.

Suitable For

This informal study day is designed for GPs, nurses and registered healthcare practitioners.

Outline Content

How to help with mental health.

Mental health is a component of 33% of presentations to GP’s and the most prominent cited reason for ‘fit notes’. In addition, people with long-term conditions are two to three times more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population. It is therefore crucial that GP’s and Nurses keep up to date with diagnostic criteria and how best to treat mental health difficulties.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and know how to explain the different referral services and treatments to patients
  • Knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual V (DSM V) criteria for core diagnosis
  • Able to move conversations from physical presentations to mental health enquiry where appropriate
  • Management of chaotic patients

Section Headings

  • Introduction - What is mental health and mental illness? Mental health and stigma
  • Recap of different diagnosis (anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, psychosis) and the DSM V diagnostic categories
  • Services and treatment types
  • Understanding and explaining the services you are referring to
  • IAPT / CMHT’s
  • Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP)
  • What is CBT vs psychotherapy vs counselling vs systemic therapy
  • Moving conversations from physical presentations to mental health enquiry
  • Good practice in dealing as a practice with chaotic risky patients