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.
We deliver around 350 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.|
|We sponsor the Chair of Evidence-based Psychological Treatment at the Charlie Waller Institute at the University of Reading. Each year the institute trains around 130 therapists in evidence based therapies and teaches under graduate and post graduate psychology students. The Institute also carries out research into the underlying causes and treatment of depression in young people and holds a number of workshops, conferences and master classes throughout the year.|