HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Treating mental health in general practice

The ways that mental health is treated and managed in the general practice sector will be the focus of a new ANU research project at the Centre for Mental Health Research that has received funding today.

Professor Helen Christensen, who will lead the project, said it will examine evidence-based mental health services that deliver across a range of domains from early prevention through to recovery and rehabilitation.

"There is a growing recognition of the importance of 'self-directed care' due partly to predicted per capita reductions in health funding, shifts in the age profile of the Australian population, and increases in the prevalence of chronic disease," Professor Christensen said.

"Our proposal includes the evaluation of self-help and information technology in delivering better services for people with mental health problems."

The research is one of 12 projects around the nation funded by the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) based at ANU, in its second major funding round for 2005.

The Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute was set up as part of a Federal Government strategy to improve the knowledge base in primary health care policy. This is the Institute's fourth funding round of research into primary health care.

Each of the 12 projects will be funded for 12 months with results expected in September next year. Funding in this round totalled $1,724,200.

APHCRI Director, Professor Nicholas Glasgow, said the Institute was taking an innovative approach to research.

"APHCRI will bring policy makers and researchers together in the early stages of the their work to refine research questions and improve the collaboration between the two diverse groups," he said.

"This aims to make research more relevant to policy formulation in primary health care."

The new stream of research would be able to react quickly to relevant policy questions, with an
'"/>

Contact: Amanda Morgan
61-2-6125-5575
Research Australia
8-Sep-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Treating HIV in war zones -- Public health emergencies need rapid advice from WHO
2. Treating prostate cancer in elderly men associated with longer survival, compared to non-treatment
3. AASM position statement: Treating insomnia with over-the-counter sleep aids, herbal supplements
4. Treating medically unexplained symptoms
5. Treating obesity may improve the efficacy of therapy for hepatitis C
6. Treating populations infected with HIV and latent TB could speed the emergence of drug-resistant TB
7. Treating glaucoma early lowers economic burden
8. Treating gum disease may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
9. Treating multiple brain tumors with radiosurgery results in improved survival
10. Treating individuals with substance-abuse disorders who have attempted suicide
11. Treating autism right the first time

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... ... , ... Just found out your dear friend has cancer? , It’s hard to hear your ... shares their diagnosis. Once the shock wears off, the questions and fears can be overwhelming. ... best ways to help? Words are failing me. I’m scared. I want to DO something. ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Colorado State University Global (CSU ... affordable online education – is proud to announce its new master’s degree in ... its kind in the nation, the 60-credit hour program is designed to provide ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... In an effort to give back to ... 10 percent of each hotel room booked with a special new rate code to ... Indiana (RMHC-CNI) , effective immediately. Donations will be applied to any room type, ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... 28, 2020 , ... Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) ... Of The Year® 2020 Florida Award finalist. Now in its 34th year, the ... growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform our ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2020 , ... Integrated ... Miami is the first Florida school to deploy its breakthrough Mobile Biodefense Indoor Air ... airborne COVID-19. True North Classical Academy plans to fully reopen equipped with the filtration ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... While coronavirus cases continue to increase across ... and community organizations remain closed. Because about 80% of blood donations are made at ... blood donors and blood drive hosts to ensure blood products are readily available for ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... If you live in New York City ... real estate part makes sense, it’s the law of supply and demand, but are plastic ... has a significant percentage of their patients that make the four-hour trip to have ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2020 , ... Dr. ... reproductive and endoscopic surgeon and serves as a clinical professor in the Department of ... of the American Laparoscopy Society & Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and is a Clinical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: