S2:E27 | Dr Grant Blashki: COVID & Tending to the Future of Mental Health

 S2:E27 | Dr Grant Blashki: COVID & Tending to the Future of Mental Health

As COVID continues to envelop 2020, the future of mental health has hit the spotlight – specifically, what the implications will be on individuals, society, and the industry at large.

Dr Grant Blashki has been a practising GP for 25 years and is the Lead Clinical Advisor for Beyond Blue. With almost 30 years of clinical experience, Grant has a strong understanding of mental ill-health conditions, and the important role that primary care plays in helping identify, refer and help patients get the help they need.

Grant is an author of 5 books and has co-authored over 125 peer-reviewed publications. He has also been active in helping to train GP’s in China to prioritise screening for mental health.

This week, Grant discusses COVID-19 and its impact on the mental health sector, as well as the challenges faced during the pandemic, including managing workplace mental health. Grant also highlights what he believes will be the 3 main challenges that will continue to face the mental health sector in the near future: prevention, equity and the integration of digital technology.