Flexibility key to mental healthcare

Too often these essentials, delivered through preventive health and primary care strategies, are lost in policies that limit both effectiveness and reach.

The required reforms to mental health primary care services continue to be undermined by a system which remains crisis-driven, with competing budget pressures forcing measures toward the acute end of treating disease or illness.

These of course are the more visible policy pressures, but GPs know that staying well and ensuring patients have access to early support is just as vital.

Mental health