Project ECHO – Adolescent Mental Health

Project ECHO is an interactive model of case based learning, delivered as a cohort series.

Through this six session series, participants will build upon and develop knowledge and skills in assessment and management of common presentations to school based health clinics. Clinicians will have the opportunity to meet and learn from peers and specialists in this facilitated model of case based learning.

As we move further into the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic and in recognition of the impact of social restrictions on adolescent mental health and wellbeing, we’ll consider how to support young people in recovery and resilience building. We’ll go back to the basics of sleep, eating and healthy relationships, weaving in understandings of common issues that adolescents are experiencing in the recovery stages of the pandemic. 

Register for Series 4

Project ECHO will commence in Term 2

Learning outcomes:

  1. Identify common mental health and behavioural issues that underlie adolescent presentations in primary care (Understand)
  2. List an individual’s risk and protective factors relevant to their mental health and behavioural presentations (Analyse)
  3. Construct a management plan that is tailored to an individual’s mental health and behavioural presentation and their risk and protective factors (Create)
  4. Construct a management plan that utilises supports available through an individual’s personal, school and health service environment (Create)

Registrations essential and participants are invited to present cases for discussion.

Catch up on Previous Sessions

To listen to audio and review the slide decks from previous sessions.

Continuing Professional Development

This activity is both an ACRRM PDP accredited activity (ACRRM ID: 20581) and an RACGP CPD-accredited activity (Activity ID: 207954) for the 2020-2022 triennium.

GPs wishing to claim RACGP and ACRRM accreditation points for the 2020-2022 triennium need to have attended a minimum of four sessions over the triennium. GPs who have attended one or two sessions during 2020-2021 can therefore still claim the 40 points for this activity by attending the requisite number of sessions in 2022 and completing the remaining requirements.

The ECHO series incorporates the RACGP mental health CPD specific requirement recognised by General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC), which will be noted on the statement of attendance.

GPs attending less than four sessions, as well as Practice Nurses, may self-record attendance as time based CPD activity. Statements confirming participation in all attended sessions will be provided at the conclusion of the ECHO series for 2022.

Please contact with questions of for more information.