Primary care is often the first point of contact for people presenting with mental health or addiction issues.
As a GP or nurse in a busy practice environment, what can you do to help?
Brief interventions can be provided for people with mild to moderate mental health and addiction problems. Te Pou has developed Te Hikuwai: Resources for wellbeing to support the capacity and capability of primary care services to deliver brief and effective interventions to people presenting with early and mild to moderate signs of mental health and/or addiction problems.
This page provides background information about brief interventions and the evidence base to support this approach.