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GP Mental Health Skills Training (GPMHST) Masterclass – Melbourne


CPD Accredited
  • EA 5
  • RP 2

Enhance your ability to diagnose, treat and manage common presentations of mental disorders across the lifespan. CPD accredited with RACGP and ACRRM

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Event Details

Date: 20 April 2024

Start time: 09:00

End time: 17:30

Venue: Cliftons, 1/440 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: 1300 473 972

Email: health.education@gpex.com.au


MHST Primary Pathway Activity 381129

Diagnose and treat mental disorders efficiently
Interactive case-based discussions
8 RACGP and ACRRM CPD hours
Full day masterclass

GPEx and leading psychiatry training company Psych Scene have joined forces to bring you this high quality, clinically focussed, impactful and efficient MHST masterclass.

In an engaging full day of learning, psychiatrist Dr Sanil Rege and guest speakers will take you on a journey of interactive learning with real-life cases to enhance real-life skills.

Whether you’re new to providing mental health care or have done so for years, this masterclass is a must to ensure you’re up-to-date with the very latest evidence-based advances in the ever-changing field of mental health.

About this Masterclass

Enhance your ability to diagnose, treat and manage common presentations of mental disorders across the lifespan.

  • Perform risk assessments and outline key steps in management of risk in primary care
  • Identify and recognise common presentations of mental illness in primary care
  • Identify presentations that should be referred for specialist care
  • Reproduce diagnostic criteria for depression, psychosis, anxiety and substance use disorders
  • Formulate patient’s presentations in a bio-psychosocial model
  • Distinguish between Axis I and Axis II (personality disorders)
  • Write a mental health care plan
  • Implement a devised mental health care plan
  • Discuss choice of appropriate medication for common mental disorders
  • Explain common mental illnesses to families and carers
  • Earn 8 CPD hours
  • Access online training material for psychiatric interviewing

Hear from Past Attendees

One of the most helpful and informative CPD events I have done in a long time.

This training has given me a framework to assess mental health symptons.

Both presenters were extremely knowledgeable and engaging.

Dr Sanil Rege


With extensive teaching experience through various psychiatry course initiatives, Sanil is renowned as an enthusiastic and motivational training facilitator who promotes interaction and discussion.

As the founder and Academic Lead of Psych Scene, he aspires to make a difference in mental health by empowering Healthcare Professionals to advance their skills and career through specialised training. Sanil is also founder of Vita Healthcare, a private clinic in Mount Eliza specialising in mental health. He has over 10 years of private practice experience treating disorders across the spectrum, currently working in the community, inpatient, consultation-liaison and addiction psychiatry.

Professor Malcolm Hopwood


Guest Speaker

Professor Malcolm Hopwood is the Ramsay Health Care Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne; based at the Albert Road Clinic (ARC) in Melbourne, Australia. At the ARC, he is the Director of the Professorial Psychiatry Unit.  His research areas of interest include psychopharmacology and clinical aspects of mood and anxiety disorders.   He was President of the RANZCP between 2015 and 2017 and is now president of the Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations. He is also the Chair of the North East Metro Interim health and Wellbeing Body for the Victorian Department of Health.

CPD Accreditation

This course is CPD accredited with the RACGP and ACRRM for the 2023-2025 triennium.

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP):

  • Educational Activities: 6 hours
  • Reviewing Performance: 2 hours

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM):

  • Educational Activities: 6 hours
  • Reviewing Performance: 2 hours

This event has been sponsored by Lundbeck. The educational content and speakers have been independently determined and selected by Psych Scene and GPEx.

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