Dealing with Depression in rural Australia

Depression is a common condition frequently managed in primary care. Identifying and managing depression in a rural context presents a unique set of challenges for health professionals providing mental health care in their communities. 

Dealing with Depression is a highly interactive, multidisciplinary program developed specifically to address the needs of clinicians delivering health care for people presenting with depression in a rural setting. 

Using a case-based problem-solving format, the program outlines a practical framework for assessment and management planning readily applicable to primary care. 

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Learning outcomes

  • Differentiate between the differing sub-types of clinical depression.
  • Recognise the contribution of biological, social and psychological factors to the current depressive episode.
  • Assess and manage risk in the depressed patient.
  • Select pharmacological treatment best suited to the individual patient.
  • Develop a comprehensive management plan derived from the formulation of the depressive episode.


  • 7.5 CPD hours including 5 hrs Educational Activity and 2.5 hrs Reviewing Performance (ACRRM & RACGP).
  • Mental Health Skills Training (GPMHSC).

Audience: Counsellors, GP registrars, GPs, mental health nurse, psychologists, social workers.


  1. Assessment
  2. Diagnosis
  3. Management

Event Details

April 20 - April 20
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Mental Health

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