Primary Care Mental Health Conference 2021 - blog by Andrew Moriarty
I attended the SAPC Primary Care Mental Health conference for the first time on 26 May 2021. Having attended a few conferences and events online over the last year, I have found they generally work well with online platforms and this was no exception. It was great to have a chance to present an update of my work, and answer some of the great questions that followed. It was even better to listen to a series of fantastic presentations and keynotes from peers and leading primary care researchers. Giving a summary in 3 minutes is quite the challenge and a good way of focussing the mind on the project’s key points and what the main messages are. I was really thrilled and honoured to be awarded an Early Career Researcher award – the fact that this was selected by a lay audience just makes it all the more meaningful. I hope this means that the work and the goals of the project resonate.