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Carbal Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research (CIHR)

Deadly Mental Health Skills Training (MHST) – Substance Misuse

Carbal have developed this Level 1 Mental Health Skills Training package with the aim of educating General Practitioners and Health Professionals on providing culturally appropriate mental health care to First Nation patients and clients.

This package is accredited as a primary pathway and has a focus of substance misuse.

Deadly MHST is now available via Carbal’s online learning platform.

The training is RACGP, ACRRM and GPMHSC accredited for the 2023–2025 triennium for the following categories:

  • Educational Activity: 5.5 hrs
  • Reviewing Performance: 3 hrs
  • Measuring Outcomes: 1 hour

Course Overview

Who Can Enrol?

Carbal’s Deadly MHST course is relevant to the entire primary health care workforce, including but not limited to: 

  • General Practitioners
  • Allied Health Practitioners
  • Nurses/ Nurse Practitioners
  • Aboriginal Health Workers
Course Duration

Deadly MHST: Substance abuse is a 9.5 hour learning package.

The entire course is required to be completed within 3 months of enrolling.

Takeaway Packages

To broaden the scope of delivery, Carbal are offering Peak Bodies, RTOs or Organisations to purchase the accredited MHST content.

As a takeaway package, you and your organisation will arrange facilitators and the event in your local area. Carbal will provide the administrative support and log the attendances through the colleges. This will enable participants to be awarded their CPD and relevant level 1 qualification.

GPMHSC FPS ST Accredited Activity 2023-2025
ACRRM PDP Accredited Activity 2023-2025
RACGP CPD Accredited Activity 2023-2025

Level 1 & Level 2 Mental Health Training

MHST is classified as Level 1 and required for GPs to become eligible to take the next level of mental health training.
The next step is called ‘Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training‘.
Carbal offers an accredited online ‘Deadly FPS – IPT & Narrative Therapy’ course that is available to purchase now.

Focussed Psychological Strategies: Skills Training

Deadly FPS: ST

FPS refers to specific mental healthcare treatments based on evidence-based psychological therapies, with this program focussing on Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and Narrative Therapy (NT).

Course Topics

Mental Health In A&TSI Culture

Mental Health in ATSI Culture

Culturally-Appropriate Care and Communication Skills

Culturally-Appropriate Care and Communication Skills

Consumer and Carer Perspective

Consumer and Carer Perspective

Developing a Mental Health Treatment Plan

Developing a Mental Health Treatment Plan

Types of Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

Course Fees

Deadly MHST can be delivered either via Carbal’s online learning platform, Canvas by Instructure, or as a face-to-face program within a group workshop.

You can purchase the course content and source your own facilitators to host anywhere in Australia.

Deadly MHST Online eLearning Course Fee
50% Discount Promo Code 2023 | Carbal's Online Education
Deadly MHST Face-to-Face Course Delivery
Takeaway Package Price

All Prices Listed Are Inclusive of GST

A tax invoice will be automatically generated
and sent to your email address immediately
upon receipt of payment.

Medicare Benefit Schedule Billings

Upon completion, GP’s can be eligible to claim MBS item numbers:

Item 2715

Professional attendance by a general practitioner (including a general practitioner who has undertaken mental health skills training of at least 20 minutes but less than 40 minutes in duration for the preparation of a GP mental health treatment plan for a patient

Item 2717

Professional attendance by a general practitioner (including a general practitioner who has undertaken mental health skills training) of at least 40 minutes in duration for the preparation of a GP mental health treatment plan for a patient.

For further information, visit the Australian Government’s MBS Online website.

Participant Testimonials

"I truly appreciated this course and all the participants. Thank you. Oh and Charlie was great.


"This course provided great insight on drug usage, it’s effect on individuals and community.

Very informative."

"A great training day. Lots of new information to work with.

Great presenters!"

"A whole hearted 'thank you' to Ebony and Wayne for sharing their personal stories who both showed strength for coming back from adversity.

Thank you for the handouts, if I have to take notes, I often miss some of the presentation. Also good to refer to and share with colleagues."

Enrol Now!

Sign up for the Deadly MHST Online eLearning Course and pay via our secure online payment gateway now:

Enquire About
Deadly MHST

Are you interested in booking your team or yourself into Carbal’s Deadly MHST course but you need more info?

For all enquiries, please phone Carbal’s Education and Marketing Coordinator on 0476 863 318 during 8:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday to Friday or submit an online enquiry now.