Mental Health Commission lacks GP expert

The lack of a GP representative on the Federal Government’s new Mental Health Commission has come as a disappointment to leading mental health doctors – but they still plan to work closely with the body to reinforce the value of primary care mental health services.

The commission is being led by Professor Allan Fels, a high-profile economist, and is made up of eight experts with experience in a range of mental health associated fields.

These include psychiatry, psychology, indigenous mental health, alcohol rehabilitation, family and