Primary Care Mental Health and Education
Primhe works to:
GPs, practice nurses and community health workers – primary carers – are dealing with social illnesses with a medical model
People with poor wellbeing or "mental health problems" account for nearly 30% of primary care workload and 90% of such people are dealt with in primary care settings.
All Primary Care Professionals need core skills to deal with people in distress, with, or without, a diagnosis of a mental illness.
We must learn to work in partnership with service users: only by their active engagement and being offered choice with treatment and support can they make significant strides to wellbeing. In doing so, they become experts in successful outcomes - if we want to improve we must capture their patient experience feedback to improve systems and quality.