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Social and clinical characteristics and outcomes

  • Chris Gilleard (a1) and Ros Lobo (a2)
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This paper describes the social and clinical characteristics of patients who attended a mental health promotion drop-in clinic that was set up in a primary care group practice. From consideration of the characteristics of the patients, the problems they presented with and the results of the consultations, we argue that there is a viable role for mental health promotion as a form of primary prevention of mental health problems, distinct from an extended treatment or therapeutic role. It is open to question whether the particular way we delivered the service is necessary to achieve such an objective and we draw attention to some of the constructive criticisms the primary health care team made at the final evaluation of the project.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Brown, M., Gilleard, C. & Lobo, R. (1997) Health In Mind, A Mental Health Promotion Service in Primary Care . Evaluation Report. London: Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority, Department of Public Health.
Hodgson, R. & Abbassi, T. (1995) Effective Mental Health Premonition: A Review of the Effectiveness of Health Education and Health Promotion, Technical report No. 13. Cardiff: Health Promotion Wales.
Tilford, S., Delaney, F. & Vogels, M. (1997) Effectiveness of Mental Health Promotion Interventions: A Review. London: Health Education Authority.
Tudor-Smith, C. (1997) Commentary. In Effectiveness of Mental Health Promotion Interventions: A Review (eds Tilford, S., Delaney, F. & Vogels, M.). London: Health Education Authority.
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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
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Social and clinical characteristics and outcomes

  • Chris Gilleard (a1) and Ros Lobo (a2)
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