Kids Behavioural and Mental Health

Each session consists of a short presentation by a panel member followed by 1 or 2 case discussions from participants.

These free sessions are held on a Thursday from 8am to 9am (Brisbane time).

2019 schedule

2 x 20-week series offered throughout the year

31 January – 4 April and 2 May – 4 July

18 July – 19 September and 10 October – 12 December

Enquire
For any other queries in relation to Project ECHO® Kids Behavioural and Mental Health series please email: ECHO.CHQ@health.qld.gov.au

About this series

In Queensland, 1 in 6 children are developmentally vulnerable, with Primary Health Networks and Hospital and Health Services identifying prevalence of children with behavioural issues, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, learning difficulties, bullying, self-harm, mood disorders and gender identity issues.

In addition, children’s psychosocial wellbeing, educational attainment and quality of life can be severely affected if not addressed in a timely way. Effective behaviour and mental health management in childhood and adolescence will minimise the risk of these problems persisting into adulthood.

This series is targeted to GPs, child health/school nurses, psychologists, social workers, guidance officers and any other professionals who support children with behavioural and mental health issues.

We welcome interested participants to join us from diverse professional backgrounds including primary care, from across Australia and internationally.

GPs may apply for Category 1 CPD points, accredited by RACGP/ACRRM. Conditions apply. Medicare rebates are also available for GP case presentations.

Quick links

Kids Behavioural and Mental Health case template

Kids Behavioural and Mental Health curriculum

Setting up Zoom 

Etiquette 

What our participants have to say

“Participating in ECHO® is like having a friendly weekly check-in with an expert panel to round out your complex consultations. The value to my patients in providing a well-rounded opinion to them after presenting their child’s complex presentation to the ECHO® panel is amazing. It has opened up my mind to the possibilities of multidisciplinary case conferences where I previously thought them an impossible dream for general practice.”
Dr Aaron Chambers MBBS BSc DCH FRACGP, Grow Medical
“It has been wonderful to get actual multidisciplinary teaching on this very common condition! One of the things that has really struck me is the amount allied health can really contribute to the management of ADHD. This includes not just dietitians, OTs and psychologists but also social workers and school guidance counsellors. Not only have I learnt a lot about ADHD, I have also learnt so much about holistic patient care.”
Dr Melita Cullen MBBS BSc(Hons) RACGP DCH, Majellan Medical Centre