The focus of the day will be on some of the most common mental health conditions that present in general practice. These include depression, anxiety and panic disorders, postnatal depression and the management of chronic mental conditions.
The day will focus briefly on NIS (Network incentive Schemes) points and what mental health targets are mandatory to suffice in general practice. We will also invite an experienced mental health practitioner to teach on severe mental illnesses.
Course content includes:
- affective disorders
- a brief introduction on therapies such as CBT
- the Mental Health Act.
Who is it for?
This course is for registered nurses, health care assistants and other staff such as clinical pharmacists who work in general practice as well as in the community.
This course can be taken either as a refresher or as an introduction to mental health for those newly placed in primary care.
The key takeaway of this course is the knowledge to recognise, treat and manage the most common mental health conditions.
This course is worth 6 hours of CPD