This work illustrates the diversity of collaboration in the delivery of this care and shows how this collaboration has come about, how it exists today and how it might be best developed for the future. It provides practical guidance for practitioners on how to break down barriers on collaboration and how to work most effectively with their colleagues within primary care. Each chapter is written by mental health care professionals from the primary health care discipline under discussion.
Part 1 1. In search of collaboration and partnership. 2. Mental health policy and future developments 3. The concept of collaboration in primary care Part 2 4. Food for thought: Towards improving services for people with eating disorders. 5. Collaborative practice in the care of severe and enduring mental illness. 6. Emotional distress and life crises. 7. Child mental health problems in primary care. 8. Working with people who use illicit drugs. 9. Collaborative care in suicide and parasuicide. 10. Collaboration and care of older adults Part 3 11. Mental health promotion. 12. Effective collaboration with users. 13. Conclusion