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Durie M. 2003. Editorial: Providing health services to indigenous peoples. British Medical Journal 327: 408–9.
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14 Primary Health Organisations: Service development toolkit for mental health services in primary health care 5 Who Provides Primary Mental Health Services? To understand its role in the provision of mental health care, a PHO should consider: how other individuals and organisations are involved how this influences the way in which a PHO provides its services what opportunities exist, or need to be developed, to maximise the health gains for the PHO’s enrolled population. Where several PHOs provide services to a single community, there will also be opportunities for partnership. Those involved with the provision of primary mental health services include groups within the community, such as family and community agencies, and primary health care practitioners. These are outlined below. Community resources Individuals have a variety of resources available to them within their community. These include: family/whänau friends churches community agencies such as school guidance counsellors, community counselling services, social services and community support agencies workplaces marae services sports and recreation clubs. These are often the first resources where possible mental health problems are identified or where people turn to for help in resolving mental health issues. However, for some people, this support will not be sufficient and they will need to access more intensive services of a primary health care practitioner. Community development models of health provision The international drive to adopt community development models of health provision originated with the Ottawa Charter 1986. This stated, as its central tenet, that individuals must be empowered to take responsibility for their own wellbeing. It identified that the prerequisites and prospects for health could not be ensured by the health sector alone.
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Primary Health Organisations: 15 Service development toolkit for mental health services in primary health care The power and potential of a community-based model of service development is that it taps into a wealth of talent, expertise and altruism that mainstream methods of service delivery have traditionally under-used. Stronger, community-owned primary health service provision leads to better use of hospital and specialist mental health services, thanks to greater individual and family/whänau awareness of these services. Primary health care practitioners Primary health care practitioners include a wide range of health professionals including GPs, primary health care nurses, community health workers, pharmacists, and community counselling and psychological services. The role of primary health care practitioners in the provision of mental health services is to ensure that individuals return to their full level of functioning by identifying and subsequently managing the mental health issue. Not all primary health care practitioners will be able to deliver all the necessary components of this service.
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