Transferable skills and the role of GPs in child mental health assessment
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This episode is part of our upcoming e-learning course, A GP Framework for Child Mental Health Assessment What is the role of the GP in child mental health assessment? This episode features Prof. Geoff Mitchell, a highly experienced GP from the Ipswich area of Queensland. Geoff recently retired from the University of Queensland where he is Emeritus Professor of General Practice and Palliative Care. His main research interest is the role of the general practitioner in complex conditions.  Tune into this episode to hear Geoff discuss the role of GPs in child mental health assessment, including the reason GPs can sometimes feel like an imposter in this space, and the key transferrable skills that they can take into this work.     In this episode you will learn:
  • Why GPs can feel like imposters in the child mental health space [01:13]      
  • The role of a GP in a child mental health assessment [02:40]
  • Why GPs can lack confidence in this area [10:04]
  • Transferable skills that can be applied in this work [11:32]
  • What a GP can do to start building their confidence [14:57]
  Further information and resources: A GP Framework for Child Mental Health Assessment e-Learning course Supporting Children’s Resilience in General Practice e-learning course Supporting child mental health in general practice with Dr Sara Whitburn podcast
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