New On-line mental health care resource kit for GPs

New On-line mental health care resource kit for GPs

There is a recently launched on-line resource for GPs from The Transcultural Mental Health Centre titled; Cross-cultural Mental Health Care:A Resource Kit for GPs.

http://www.dhi.health.nsw.gov.au/Transcultural-Mental-Health-Centre/Programs-and-Campaigns/GPs/Cultural-Resource-Kit/default.aspx

This webpage was created to assist GPs and other mental health professionals to provide culturally appropriate mental health care for their migrant and refugee patients.

There are links to a variety of resources available, including:

  • Assessment guidelines and tools
  • Information on accessing and using interpreters
  • Translated mental health instruments
  • Prescribing medication
  • Information on specialist mental health referral services for migrants and refugees
  • Accessing Culturally Appropriate Counselling
  • Multilingual Mental Health Information
  • Information and Support Groups for Consumers and Carers
  • General Mental Health Information for GPs and Further reading

Access to the Resource Kit is via the Transcultural Mental Health Centre website www.dhi.health.nsw.gov.au/tmhc or via the direct page link above.

For further information please contact Jennifer Herron (GP Program Officer) at TMHC by email toJennifer.Herron@health.nsw.gov.auor phone 1800 648 911