Mental health in primary care – International examples
Mapping of international good practices of collaboration between primary and mental health care
What is it about?
Primary care is the first point of contact to offer guidance to people who have health-related questions. It is therefore right to consider the question of how best to support primary care to identify mental health problems at an early stage and involve the primary care sector in providing treatment, guidance and support.
However, the primary care lacks awareness and knowledge of how to recognise psychological issues and lacks skills to provide the best help and guide people.
The study provides an overview of various good or promising practices that help to improve the management of mental health in primary care.
This study looks at several international examples in Western Europe: United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Sapin and Norway.