Initial Assessment and Referral for mental healthcare workshop

Tue 11 June - Tue 11 June 2024
Tue 11 June 2024
Initial Assessment and Referral for mental healthcare workshop

A $300 one-off incentive payment is available per GP/GP Registrar.

*Payment is available to GPs and GP Registrars. Payment is not available to other medical staff, clinicians or GPs working in Adult Mental Health Centres or Aboriginal Medical Services already funded by the Government.

Learning outcomes:

  • Describe the Initial Assessment and Referral development process.
  • Describe 8 assessment domains of the Initial Assessment and Referral.
  • Differentiate between levels of care and determine regional services appropriate to patients’ needs.
  • Apply the decision support tool to generate a recommended level of care that is appropriate to the patient’s needs.
  • Apply the principles related to clinical decision-making and consumer choice into practice.


The first component of the workshop focuses on an introduction and orientation to stepped care, the initial assessment and referral process and the decision support tool. The second component of the workshop is a practical activity focusing on a consumer vignette.

Other requirements:

  • Participants must join using a computer or laptop with a camera.
  • Participants are expected to leave their cameras on during the workshop.
  • Participants should not join the workshop via telephone.
  • To register in advance for each workshop.
  • Participants are only expected to select and attend one workshop.

Presented by:
Brendan Chiew
Workforce Development Officer, SWSPHN

Suited for
GP, GP Registrar, Practice Nurse

Date & time

Tue 11 June - Tue 11 June 2024
7:00pm - 9:30pm

How to register?



Holiday Inn, Warwick Farm
355 Hume Highway, Warwick Farm

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CPD Hours

This activity has been approved for the following hours and types:

1 Educational Activities hour
1 Review Performance hour

Event organiser

SWSPHN - Allison Tran
02 4632 3000