Project ECHO Mental Health Network

The Project ECHO Mental Health Network is open to all primary care clinicians in western Victoria to help better manage and support patients with mental health issues. The Network is part of a series of Project ECHO programs delivered by Western Victoria PHN (WVPHN). Project ECHO - Persistent Pain logo

The ECHO Mental Health Network is delivered through a series of streams. These include Youth Mental Health; Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD); and family violence. All sessions are online and provide opportunity for health practitioners to hear from specialist mental health and AOD providers and take part in discussion on local pathways for treatment and support. Please note, places are limited and participants are encouraged to attend all available sessions to ensure they get all benefits from participating in the network.

AOD ECHO network

Many people with mental health problems cope using alcohol and other drugs. By increasing their ability to recognise these problems, clinicians can better support patients with more targeted therapies and understand relevant referral pathways.

Sessions are held fortnightly on Mondays from 1pm to 2pm (during school terms only).

Register here

Download the AOD ECHO Network Flyer (PDF 298KB)

Youth Mental Health ECHO network

Behavioural and mental health issues are a growing concern for young people and their families. The Youth Mental Health series aims to improve clinician understanding of predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors responsible for driving mental health problems in this age group. Clinicians will work with a community of practice to build skills in managing presentations in primary care alongside youth-focused service systems and schools.

Sessions are held fortnightly on Mondays from 1pm to 2pm (during school terms only).

Register here

Download the Youth Mental Health ECHO Network Flyer (PDF 292KB)

About ECHO sessions

Online ECHO sessions offer a blend of didactic and case-based learning. All sessions are free and delivered via Zoom.

Developed in partnership with Barwon Health, the Mental Health Network connects GPs, practice nurses and other health professionals with specialists in the field of mental health treatment and support from a range of health services and community service providers throughout the western Victoria region.

The multi-disciplinary sessions are open to any health practitioner with an interest in mental health management.

Case-based discussions are vital to the ECHO principle of ‘all teach all learn’. During each session, a primary care participant presents a ‘real world de-identified case’ for discussion. Highly rated by previous ECHO members, this element of the session provides participants with opportunity to consider treatment and management options relevant to rural and regional settings.

Completion of case templates (to be provided upon registration) are a pre-requisite for participation in the ECHO network. However, not everyone will be presenting at the sessions.

More information

Contact our Project ECHO team

Last modified: 22 July, 2021