Mental Health

The RSU presents a series of recorded webinars designed by specialists to inform, educate and support GPs in Wales to better identify and manage mental health issues amongst their patients.

Anorexia in Children and Adolescents

Overview: We know that eating disorders carry the highest mortality risk of all psychiatric conditions. Early identification and onward referral is crucial for these individuals to recover and survive. As a general rule, patients who are suffering with an eating disorder rarely tell you. More often than not they and their families will present to us with a range of different physical and mental health issues instead. It is up to us to put the pieces together and consider if an eating disorder is the underlying cause.

Learning outcomes: This recorded webinar takes a look at presentations of anorexia in children and adolescents within a primary health care setting. It provides essential information including what to look out for, what information is essential when making a referral, where to send it and how urgently.

Participants will feel increased confidence and competence at dealing with these challenging cases, and time will be allocated to answer any questions that may arise.

Speakers: Dr Louise Phillips, Consultant Paediatrician and Dr Rebecca Andrews GP.

Facilited by: Dr David Lupton GP CPD Lead.

Transcript 

Recorded: September 2021 Duration: 70 minutes

 

 

 

Anxiety Disorder

Overview: The Covid-19 pandemic is likely to lead to the increasing prevalence of a range of mental health conditions. This is likely to be even more of an issue with anxiety disorders related to fear of contamination and health anxieties. Supporting those with anxiety disorders is an important aspect of primary care. Being equipped with the tools to assess severity and associated risks are critical to knowing which patients require escalation to secondary mental health services for further intervention.

Learning outcomes: In this recorded webinar we discuss the range of anxiety disorders including the
epidemiology, clinical features, aetiological factors and management. The use of example
cases facilitates discussion throughout the webinar.

 

 

Speaker: Dr Ian Collings, Consultant Psychiatrist & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Swansea Bay UHB; HEIW Medical Deanery Director of Medic Professional Support & Development.

Facilited by: Dr Nicola Flower GP CPD Lead.

Transcript      

Recorded: June 2021 Duration: 57 minutes

 

 

Deliberate Self Harm

Overview: Supporting those with a history of deliberate self-harm is an important aspect of primary care. Being equipped with the tools to assess and manage deliberate self-harm are critical and enable a sound understanding on which patients require escalation to secondary mental health services for further support and intervention. At no time has this been more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased social isolation and reduced access to mental health care has led to an explosion in mental health crises and subsequently an increase in deliberate self-harm thoughts and acts.

Learning outcomes: In this recorded webinar we discuss deliberate self-harm including the prevalence, aetiological factors and management. Furthermore, we discuss strategies to assess and manage risk in those presenting with ideas or acts of deliberate self-harm. The use of example cases facilitates further discussion throughout the webinar.

 

Speaker: Dr Ian Collings, Consultant Psychiatrist & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Swansea Bay UHB; HEIW Medical Deanery Director of Medic Professional Support & Development.

Facilited by: Dr Nicola Flower GP CPD Lead.

Transcript      

Recorded: February 2021   Duration: 56 minutes

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Overview: The Covid-19 pandemic is likely to lead to the increasing prevalence of a range of mental health conditions. This is likely to be even more of an issue with disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Supporting those with OCD and associated disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder and hypochondriasis is an important aspect of primary care. Being equipped with the tools to assess severity and associated risks are critical to knowing which patients require escalation to secondary mental health services for further intervention.

Learning outcomes: In this recorded webinar we discuss OCD and associated disorders including the epidemiology, clinical features, aetiological factors and management. The use of example cases facilitates further discussion throughout the seminar.

Speaker: Dr Ian Collings, Consultant Psychiatrist & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Swansea Bay UHB; HEIW Medical Deanery Director of Medic Professional Support & Development.

Facilited by: Dr Nicola Flower GP CPD Lead.

Transcript     

Recorded: December 2021  Duration: 60 minutes

 

 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and related Disorders

Overview: Trauma can have far reaching physical and psychological sequalae. Many people have to deal with single episodes of trauma or complex and protracted trauma. Having the tools to assess and support those who have experienced trauma is vital for any health professional, particularly GPs in primary care.

Learning outcomes: In this recorded webinar we focus on post-traumatic stress disorder and related disorders. We discuss the presentation, aetiology, epidemiology, and management. The session will help the audience to be able to distinguish those patients with more complex type trauma and identify risk factors which may require escalation to secondary mental health services.

 

Speaker: Dr Ian Collings, Consultant Psychiatrist & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Swansea Bay UHB; HEIW Medical Deanery Director of Medic Professional Support & Development.

Facilited by: Dr Nicola Flower GP CPD Lead.

Transcript      

Recorded: December 2020  Duration: 54 minutes

 

 

Suicide Risk Webinar

Overview: Supporting those with suicidal ideation and acts is an important aspect of primary care. Being equipped with the tools to assess risk of suicide is critical to knowing which patients require escalation to secondary mental health services for further intervention. At no time has this been more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased social isolation and reduced access to mental health care has led to an explosion in mental health crises and subsequently an increase in suicidal thoughts and intent.

Learning outcomes: In this recorded webinar we discuss suicide including the prevalence, aetiological factors and management. Furthermore, we discuss strategies to assess and manage risk in those presenting with suicidal ideation. The use of example cases facilitates further discussion throughout the seminar.

Speaker: Dr Ian Collings, Consultant Psychiatrist & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Swansea Bay UHB; HEIW Medical Deanery Director of Medic Professional Support & Development.

Facilited by: Dr Nicola Flower GP CPD Lead.

Transcript      

Recorded: December 2020  Duration: 60 minutes

 

 

 

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