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Managing acutely distressed patients

Professor Bruce Arroll hosts a Q and A session with Dr David Codyre, the lead psychiatrist of the National Telehealth Service's Need to Talk? 1737 line.

This webinar is in response to the tragic events in Christchurch and is designed to provide guidance for primary healthcare providers in managing presentations of the acutely distressed patient.




Dr David Codyre


David is a psychiatrist with 30 years experience working in the community mental health sector in New Zealand, in a range of clinical and leadership roles.  He has spent the past 13 years leading development of primary mental health programmes, and advocating at a regional and national level for strengthening of primary mental health capacity, along with better support for primary care from secondary mental health services. David currently works with East Tamaki Healthcare.


Professor Bruce Arroll

Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care

Professor, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland.

Bruce is a Professor of General Practice and Primary Health Care at the University of Auckland New Zealand and a practising GP at Greenstone Family Clinic in Manurewa in South Auckland. His current research interest is in rapid non-drug treatments of mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.