MIMS Education

Optimizing Mental Health Management in Primary Care

Optimizing Mental Health Management in Primary Care

Psychiatry And Mental HealthFamily MedicineGeneral Practice
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About this course

Nearly 1 billion people worldwide are affected by a mental health condition, and healthcare systems are struggling to meet the needs and expectations of everyone affected by this mental health crisis. Primary care physicians are well-placed to assess patients’ vulnerability, assess the impact of poverty and disadvantage, and their association with mental and psychological conditions. This e-learning module, which is adapted from the first webinar of the Primary Care Asia webinar series, provides a brief overview of the global burden of mental health conditions and a systematic approach to mental health management in the primary care setting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Understand the challenges faced by family physicians and general practitioners in handling mental health issues in the community
  • Recognize the strategies that can be taken to address mental health issues in the primary care setting for both patients and doctors

Topics covered

  • Mental Health and Primary Care: Current Challenges and the Role of the Family Physician
    • Mental Health from a Global Perspective: current challenges, focus on young people
    • A focus on: training capacity for GP/FP, primary care workforce, integrated healthcare
    • Role of WONCA Working Party on Mental Health
  • Mental Health and COVID-19: Delivering Optimum Care in the Pandemic Era
    • Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health in the General Population
    • Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health Service Provision
    • Impact of COVID-19 on Health Systems (Resilience)
    • Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health of the Health Workforce
    • Ways forward

Keywords: mental health, primary care, mental health management

1.5 CPD Points Available

A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CPD points.

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