Dr Maryanne Freer

Waller Trainer, Primary Care Mental Health Programme

Maryanne is a doctor, psychiatrist and GP educator. She graduated in 1987 from Newcastle. She specialised in psychiatry, but with many of her medical friends being GPs, she was encouraged to pursue her love of general practice. Firmly from the "generalist" genre, in 1996, Maryanne gained a lectureship in primary care at Newcastle Medical School. She was then asked to "come into general practice", and start work on general practice mental health, one of her main interests. 22 years later, Maryanne has trained GPs in England, Scotland, and Wales, ranging from inner cities to remote, rural practices. Her previous training includes:


Pulse national conferences

  • Edinburgh

  • Glasgow

  • Newcastle

  • Manchester

  • London

GP training programmes

  • Northern Deanery

  • Durham Tees valley

  • Northumbria

  • North Cumbria

  • Mersey

  • Liverpool and Birkenhead

  • St Helens & Knowsley

  • West Midland

  • Birmingham and Solihull

  • Thames Deanery

  • Reading and Newbury

  • London Deanery

  • Peninsula Deanery

  • East England Deanery

  • Peterborough

Working with the Royal College of GP's (RCGP)

  • RCGP annual conferences workshops, with Sir Mark Waller as key note speaker.

  • RCGP one day events

  • RCGP e-learning module on the GP consultation with a young person.

  • RCGP endorsement of GP toolkit for the consultation with a young person with mental health problems.

  • Glasgow First Fives


  • RCGP Faculties:

    - North East England

    - North Yorkshire 

Find out about our primary care mental health education programme here.

"Awesome speaker, inspirational. Gave practical tools for assessment and treatment. My trainee and I will be working through her toolkit as the basis for our next tutorial."

"Great speaker and really practical session with helpful interactive format."

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