Useful Links

These on-line resources are all FREE to use, most are publically available but you may need to register. I am not responsible if they disappear or their use changes! A day spent reading and doing the e-learning would give a good basis to MH in GP practice but again I am not responsible for your usage of them! Let me know if you have a great resource that needs adding.
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First episode psychosis and early intervention

Delayed diagnosis leads to poor long-term outcomes. GP recognition of early changes, clinical intuition and acting on family concerns are key to early detection:

RCGP guide to early detection (1 page) and BMJ 10-min consultation ‘First episode psychosis’


Risk assessment 

E-learning module ‘Risk assessment and management of violence’ by Royal College of Psychiatrists but suitable for GPs who share in risk management (free but need to register)

Patient information leaflet ‘Feeling on the edge?’ aimed at A&E departments but applicable for patients in Primary Care; Good list of ‘emergency’ resources


Common mental health disorders (anxiety, depression…)

PowerPoint of clinical case scenarios

Depression day e-learning using 5 areas approach (only available once registered)

A case-based work booklet (37 pages) for depression in young people. Uses 5 areas approach to psychosocial concerns and problem solving methods that are applicable to all ages

Depression in adults: in association with NICE

Anxiety disorders in adults: in association with NICE

Depression in adults with a chronic health problem: in association with NICE

Bipolar disorder: management in primary care - in association with NICE

Using cognitive behavioural therapy techniques in general practice

Understanding obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) | OCD-UK


Mental Capacity Act 2005

RCGP Mental Capacity Act toolkit including best interest forms and pathway to decide between MCA(2005) and Mental Health Act (1983)(11 pages)

RCGP pathway to decide if patient has capacity to consent (1 page)

RCGP pathway to decide a patient’s best interests if no capacity to consent (1 page)

E-learning packages ‘Safeguarding Adults’ and ‘Deprivation of Liberty’ (need to register)


Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)

PowerPoint of clinical case scenarios

Information for general PowerPoint of clinical case scenarios

practitioners about ASD and Asperger’s


Physical health 

Cardiovascular flowchart for patients with Mental Health (Mental Health what?)

RCGP-endorsed webpage with lots of resources and guidance for GPs


GP and secondary care interface

RCGP-endorsed chart of what GPs and secondary care are individually responsible for



The RCGP curriculum statement for ‘Care of People with Mental Health Problems’ . . .

E-learning module on managing your own stress

Mental health A–Z lists from MIND

Recovery ideas