This paper highlights the social context of common mental disorders in primary care and the paucity of evidence relating to effective social interventions. It introduces the ABC‐E Model of Emotion, which combines social interventions with psychological therapy, and discusses how the implementation of the new role of graduate primary care mental health worker (GPCMHW) provides an opportunity for holistic practice in helping individuals experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties in primary care. It provides a case example of the implementation of the ABC‐E model and makes recommendations for further research including the evaluation of the model and GPCMHW training programmes.
Briddon, J., Baguley, C. and Webber, M. (2008), "The ABC‐E Model of Emotion: a bio‐psychosocial model for primary mental health care", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 12-21. https://doi.org/10.1108/17556228200800003
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