GP support videos and clinical resources
Effective conversations with young people about mental health issues. Dr Caroline West and Jahin a patient with a lived experience discuss the ins and outs in this series of shorts videos.
- Educational visit for primary care: Mental health and young people: opportunities to empower and engage
Resources for your patients
Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Educational visits for GPs
Educational visits will focus on how to engage with young people to empower them and increase their autonomy, and support informed decision-making. The visit will cover management options for depression and anxiety disorders in addition to engagement with young people about mental health issues.
Educational visits are available as a 30-minute one-on-one in-practice discussion; a virtual visit via video call; or a 1-hour small-group in-practice meeting for up to 10 health professionals. (Cost: Free)
Choosing Wisely Australia
Choosing Wisely Australia helps healthcare providers and consumers have important conversations about improving the quality of healthcare by reducing unnecessary and sometimes harmful tests, treatments, and procedures.
5 questions to ask your doctor or other healthcare provider is a resource that can help patients ensure they end up with the right amount of care.
Mental health and young people: Quality use of medicines briefing paper
This briefing paper provides key insights about mental health and young people, including the scale of the issue, clinical practice challenges and barriers to helping young people in psychological distress, and current programs and activities that are addressing the problem.
The aim of the briefing paper is to build momentum for shared action to address the mental health of young people.