Outcomes of primary healthcare use for depression and anxiety

Most Australians who receive help for a mental health disorder do so through their GP.

This project examines the outcomes of primary healthcare service use for common mental disorders at population and community levels.  This includes the role of other factors that may influence people’s decisions to use services, including: self-management strategies, perceived need and symptom severity, and the identification of people who most/least benefit from service use and self-management.

This project is funded by an NHMRC Early Career Researcher Fellowship to Dr Olesen.