CAUSE members in the Foyle area have been continually been involved with Participation and the Practice of Rights (PPR) campaigning alongside other groups across Northern Ireland in the #123 GP Campaign.

The overall aim of the campaign is to ensure that GPs are equipped with mental health expertise.

 The 3 specific changes the campaign is calling for are:

  1. All GP practices to provide patients with timely access to a practice based counsellor
  2. All trainee GPs must undertake community based mental health placements, and all practicing GPs must undergo mandatory professional mental health and suicide prevention training.
  3. Mental Health professionals such as mental health workers or CPNs must be based in GP Practices and should  be part of the primary care team

Read more in the campaign leaflet

or watch the campaign video