Primary Mental Health

The Primary Mental Health Team (PMHT) works to help general practice improve their mental health care of patients at the primary care level. They provide advice about what to do with a patient who has mental health concerns and can meet with patients and plan some interventions.

The PMHT comprises Brief Intervention Coordinators and Enhanced Recovery Practitioners. They have significant training in mental health and come from a variety of allied health backgrounds.

Brief Intervention Counselling uses a ‘strengths based model’ of practice. Interventions are focused, specific and short term. Some initial assessment of the situation will be required to determine a treatment plan in conjunction with the patient.

Enhanced Recovery Practitioners work with the most complex cases in primary care and if there is no alternative or better service available.