Primary health care is the first point of call for most people living in Australia with a health concern, and it is the point in the system where most care is delivered.
beyondblue works with primary care health providers such as General Practitioners (GPs), nurses and other allied health professionals, to support the identification, treatment and management of depression, anxiety and suicidal behaviour in their patients.
Pioneering beyondblue-funded research can be accessed for free and we have also compiled helpful contacts and websites for health professionals.
Resources for health professionals
beyondblue's Clinical Practice Guidelines
Endorsed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), these guidelines provide research evidence that can be used to identify, treat and manage depression, anxiety and related disorders in adolescents and young people, women and mothers.
To enable a positive health outcome for people experiencing depression, anxiety and at risk of suicide beyondblue provides a range of free resources and training based on high quality research and clinical advice from leading experts for health professionals working in perinatal, youth, LGBTI and aged care mental health.
Doctors' mental health
Health professionals can experience depression and anxiety too. beyondblue's Doctors' Mental Health Program aims to address the prevalence of depression and anxiety in Australian medical students and doctors.
If you believe that you may have depression or anxiety it is important that you seek professional advice.