Difference between community MH and primary care MH?

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whoknows19

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Im slightly confused to the difference between the two. Or are they the same thing. Asking from the UK
 
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Primary care is usually your gp, as they're the first person most people will see about a MH issue.

Secondary care is usually the Community Mental Health Team, which is generally psychiatrists / social workers / CPN / etc (if you need them).

Generally a gp will refer you on to the Community team if they think you need it, otherwise you'll stay with primary care (GP).
 
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Thanks for the response. Yeah i was referred to CMHT a while back but they weren’t the best and just discharged me. Went back to GP because i still needed help and she reffered me to primary care mental health team.
 
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I know that some GP's surgeries have a mental health nurse attached to the team ,if that's what you mean?
 
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