This topic covers the provision of primary care support for people with mental health issues who are at work or who are seeking work. It includes both support for employees within the general practice itself, and support for patients and the wider community.

Mental health issues are important in the workplace: it is said that one in six people in employment are having mental health problems at any one time. Employers have a key role in managing working conditions that can affect mental health, ensuring that people with mental ill health have the support they need, and taking appropriate steps to combat discrimination and stigma.

The global Covid-19 outbreak has caused unparalleled pressures on health care service provision and primary care teams have had to radically alter the way care is delivered to their patients. It is essential everyone considers their health, safety, and mental wellbeing needs and that they can access necessary support.

Related information can be found in the topics on Stress at Work and Occupational Health.

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