Our aim is that GPs and other primary care staff can diagnose and support those who suffer from depression and that evidence based help is available from specialist therapists. Our primary care mental health education programme is led by Dr. Maryanne Freer.
We deliver many training days for GPs on Young People and Mental Health and and we teach doctors about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
We also work with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) to provide training, on-line packages and DVDs for all their members. We are working together to develop mental health modules for the proposed extended training for GPs.
We offer training for practice nurses and school nurses. We award research bursaries for nurses for work on identifying and treating young people with depression, with the support of Ted Fort and the Florence Nightingale Foundation. Click here for the results of a study into practice nurse training funded by one of our project grants.