Tips and strategies to enhance communication between medical and mental health professionals

Date produced 22 March 2018

View this webinar to gain a better understanding of the principles of effective communication between medical and mental health disciplines and how this can improve patient outcomes.

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Learning outcomes 

Watch this facilitated panel discussion about six case studies to be better equipped to:

  • describe key principles for effective communication between medical and mental health professionals
  • identify challenges and obstacles to communication between medical and mental health professionals
  • improve patient outcomes by implementing tips and strategies to enhance communication and reduce challenges between treating professionals.

This webinar has been funded by the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC)

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios.

  • Ms Heather Nowak (Consumer Advocate, South Australia)
  • Dr Sam McLeod (Psychologist, Victoria)
  • Associate Professor Morton Rawlin (General Practitioner, Victoria) 


  • Dr Mary Emeleus (Psychiatric Registrar, Queensland)


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