Conference 2019 – Poverty, Pathology and Pills
Day 2 – Session 4

Alternative approaches to mental health in Primary Care

Day 2 - Session 4

GP/Primary care training materials developed from the DeSTRESS Project

DeSTRESS Project team

This session draws on findings from the DeStress project to demonstrate how we can reconceptualise responses to poverty-related distress in a way that looks beyond the ‘blaming’ and ‘responsibilisation’ of neoliberalism, whilst also not denying people agency for their own wellbeing. We present ideas for training materials that aim to create a more compassionate, evidence informed and sustainable general practice response.

Accessing mental health support

Community perspectives