Mind, the mental health charity, is launching a campaign to improve mental health support within primary care. We understand that the pressures on primary care are not just impacting on the mental health of patients, but also on the staff working in these services. Recent surveys have uncovered high rates of burn out and unmanageable stress amongst GPs, and other primary care staff including practice nurses, pharmacists, practice managers and receptionists.
We want to highlight this issue and we need your help. We would like to hear from primary care staff who are happy to be filmed talking about workplace pressures, their own mental health and experience of getting support. We will use this to highlight the need to address pressures in primary care and to ensure all primary care staff get support for their own mental health. We’ll be using this film to ask others to tell us how Mind could support the mental health of primary care staff.