- Resilience of primary healthcare professionals working in challenging environments: a focus group study
This article refers to the development of resilience through experience, learning from others, and training. I would be interested to know whether a placement in mental health during training enables professional resilience later on. I write this as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and former DME of a large mental health NHS Trust in England where I successfully implemented posts in Youth Mental Health teams, CAMHS and Eating Disorders services. The management of uncertainty and anxiety within a multidisciplinary context and the opportunity to learn systemic skills in working with families received very positive feedback from GP trainees. Also, the opportunity to attend Balint Groups for Psychiatry Trainees helped engender a positive and optimistic outlook on the work being done.Competing Interests: None declared.