Distressing sagas behind new recipe for full menu of mental health support

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Rotorua GP CME 2019

Distressing sagas behind new recipe for full menu of mental health support

Virginia
McMillan
Barbara Disley GP CME
Barbara Disley, a mental health inquiry member, says people reported feeling disconnected from primary healthcare and the community sector

The annual pilgrimage to Rotorua GP CME this year saw around 1500 GPs, practice nurses, practice managers, speakers and exhibitors convene in the Rotorua Energy Events centre. The New Zealand Doctor team was there in full force. Reporting by Cliff Taylor, Virginia McMillan, Zahra Shahtamasebi, Simon Maude and Alan Perrott

Mental health advocate Barbara Disley says “great things are happening” in mental healthcare in the community, but she admits she became distressed by