Psychiatry Support in General Practice

With the ongoing implications of COVID-19, the isolation and loss of employment presents an enormous problem for GPs. The GP Psychiatry Support Line is a free service for GPs to help manage the care of mental health consumers, providing advice on diagnosis, investigation, medication and safety plan.

The Psychiatry Support Line for GPs has been established in response to GPs indicating they would like timely access to psychiatry expertise.

The service is not about triaging or referring consumers to a psychiatrist, but rather keeping consumers whose conditions are able to be treated within primary care under the care of their GP.

This service is exclusive to GPs who practice within the Central and Eastern Sydney PHN rejoin.

To access this service, you will first need to register. To complete the registration, you will need your AHPRA Registration Number, and practice details. There are options to use Secure Messaging once you are registered.

GPs can register for the service by visiting or by calling 1800 16 17 18.