Mental Health

Mental Health

Tristar Medical Group have a functional mental health service system that is providing high quality cost effective care to our consumer demographic.

Mental Health Services at Tristar Medical Group comprises of a combination of allied health professionals including credentialed mental health nurses, mental health nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists. Mental health services are provided across multi mediums including, face to face, telephone and telehealth forums.

Mental Health services at Tristar Medical Group currently function under the auspices of the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS), the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Program (MHNIP), Better Outcomes and Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) funding streams.

Mental Health services at Tristar Medical Group deliver comprehensive consumer focused mental health care that adheres to the desirable outcomes aspired to under the above mentioned programs. Mental Health Services at Tristar Medical Group have been subjected to, and successfully passed

Medicare and DoHA initiated service provision audits. Additionally, Mental Health Services at Tristar Medical Group have also successfully delivered upon contracts under the auspices of the Primary Health Network framework in some of our regions

Mental Health Services are accessed via our General Practitioners

Mental Health Skills Training

This training session aims to equip GP’s with the skills to engage in conversation to enable them to assess a mental health condition and provide sufficient information to make an accurate diagnosis, plan to reduce potential risks and provide follow up and evaluation.

The workshop also provides the GP with adequate resources to develop their own systems to provide high quality care while maximising the MBS billing items.

The topics that will be covered include: a general overview of the mental health system; a range of disorders; the Biopsychosocial model; Mental Status examination; Managing risk; Outcomes and Health Care Planning

Brett McKinnon is Manager of Mental Health for the Tristar organisation. He brings to his training vast experience in the Mental Health arena. He has predominantly worked in and managed acute response teams from Metropolitan Melbourne, to regional Victoria.

He is a well versed facilitator having worked across a vast range of Educational settings in both private and public settings. Most notably he has delivered for Monash, Deakin and recently the Gordon Institute.

Brett has a keen interest in improving Mental Health Outcomes for his community, and is passionate about sharing his skills and expertise with other Medical Professionals.

Managing Aggression

Managing aggression in a clinical setting is a comprehensive Education and Training package that equips GP’s with skills and understanding about how to manage Occupational Violence.

The session covers legal, ethical and overall safety enhancement.

This is a full day workshop with participants becoming actively involved in physical manoeuvres in the last session of the day.