General practice

When Australians first seek professional support for mental illness, many will approach their general practitioner*

Taking a 'family focus' approach can help parents recovery from a mental illness, support the child's social and emotional wellbeing and enhance the family's capacity to manage the challenges that mental illness can bring.

Advice for general practitioners


*Australian Bureau of Statistics. National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of results, 2007. Canberra: ABS, 2009. (ABS Cat. No. 4326.0.) (accessed Feb 2012).

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