Mental health needs GP voices

As the first point of contact for many people with mental health issues, GPs could benefit from having a pathway to recommend for patients who wanted to take an active role in the mental health system, Yale University professor of psychology Larry Davidson told MO after a public lecture at the University of Sydney last week, hosted by the NSW Mental Health Commission.

“The idea that GPs would get involved is really very creative. If most people get their mental healthcare in the primary care sector, then we do need to have the participation of primary care practitioners,