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Developing online training for GPs in MHST and FPS ST


Increasingly, general practitioners (GPs) are turning to online education and training to meet their professional development needs including the area of mental healthcare. As with any form of education, there are key educational principles supporting quality continuing professional development delivered online through electronic media.

This document aims to provide prospective providers of online training guidance on the key aspects the GPMHSC considers as the underpinnings of high quality mental health education and training programs for GPs delivered online (also applicable to other distance based learning activities). These guidelines supplement the GPMHSC’s standards for mental health training, as outlined in the document A framework for professional development in mental health for GPs, and should be considered in conjunction with these broader standards.