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Initial Assessment and Referral for Mental Healthcare Training

Posted Friday 31 May 2024 | Northern Queensland Primary Health Network

The Initial Assessment and Referral Decision Support Tool (IAR-DST) is an evidence-based tool developed to support general practitioners (GPs) to take a consistent, standardised, and evidence-based approach to mental health referrals.

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) invites GPs, GP registrars, service providers, clinicians, and lived experience members to participate in training in the Department of Health and Aged Care’s initiative, the Initial Assessment and Referral Decision Support Tool. This training introduces a decision framework to complement clinical judgment and assessment in supporting patients seeking mental health assistance.

GPs and GP Registrars may be eligible for a $300 reimbursement and 2 CPD Points upon successful completion of the training.

This is a RACGP, AHPRA, and /or ACRRM-approved CPD activity.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop your knowledge of the IAR-DST development process, including the principles underpinning the evidence-based approach to stepped care in primary care.
  • Practise the skills to use the IAR-DST in a practical scenario.
  • Learn how to identify the Levels of Care and determine available regional services. 

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