the working party meets in Rio in 2016
Why we need a working party on Mental Health
Our vision is to provide a universal gold standard of care for mental
health by empowerment through primary care and in collaboration with all
A high proportion of patients presenting to family practitioners suffer from some form of psychiatric or neurological disorder. Many such problems are under-diagnosed. Those diagnosed often present with complex needs that have long term consequences for themselves and their families. Although there may be well-developed secondary care systems to deal with such problems, because of the fear of stigma, many such patients prefer to be cared for by their general practitioners.
Our Mental Health consultancies
WONCA is delighted to offer international consultancy services in
primary mental health care, through its Working Party on Mental
Health. We worksclosely with WHO and we tailor our consultancy services specifically to support the mhGAP programme.
FInd out more about our consultancies and expert panel here