Explore these videos in which Dr Penny Burns from the RACGP, and Dr John Cooper, psychiatrist, discuss a range of topics relevant to the management of posttraumatic mental health conditions in general practice. Follow the links to relevant resources that you can download and use in your practice.
Managing posttraumatic stress disorder in general practice
In this video, Dr Penny Burns from the RACGP and Dr John Cooper, psychiatrist, discuss the management of PTSD in general practice.
The Department of Health recognised that during disaster, healthcare workers and others needed ready access to information and a range of resources that would support their work with disaster-impacted individuals and communities. In addition, the availability of more in-depth training means that workers can prepare themselves for subsequent disaster work during calmer times.
The Hub is designed for workers who are supporting disaster-impacted individuals and communities. This may include GPs, specialist mental health practitioners, allied health practitioners, and community and recovery workers.
If you’re having trouble downloading or accessing any of the resources on the Hub, please try a different browser to access the resource. If this still doesn’t work, please try restarting your computer. If you’re still having issues, you can contact Phoenix Australia here.
The Disaster Mental Health Hub is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Disaster Response – Improving Mental Health Outcomes and Promoting Recovery from Trauma Program, and has been developed in collaboration
with our partners.