GP’s call for training in helping people with mental health issues

HOW to help someone with mental health problems should be taught in the same way people are trained to save lives through CPR.

That’s the plea from health campaigner and GP Dr Zahid Chauhan who called for a change in culture when it comes to mental health on World Suicide Prevention Day, which took place this week.

Dr Chauhan, who is a non-executive director of the out-of-hours GP service in Bolton and also instrumental in helping homeless people in the borough access medical treatment, is now challenging society to view illnesses of the mind in the same way they would physical ailments. Read more ->

(The Bolton News, 13th September 2018)