Addressing barriers to help-seeking: what it takes to get a doctor to see another doctor

Dr Louise Stone

Louise Stone is a Canberra GP with clinical, research, teaching and policy expertise in mental health. She is currently conducting research into how young people, particularly marginalised young people, travel around the complex and fragmented mental health system in the ACT. She also teaches medical students in the Social Foundations of Medicine unit at the ANU medical school, and runs courses in the Masters of Culture Health and Medicine degree at ANU. In the past, she has led Masters degrees in mental health for GPs and psychiatrists and led GP training as its Senior Medical Advisor for 8 years. Louise is leading the editorial team in a book on the international experience of sexual harms of doctors by doctors and has a long-standing interest in doctors’ health. She has a ludicrous list of degrees, and is always happy to chat about the value of Masters degrees, including the fact that she has three of her own, and is slightly bemused as to why. Her clinical practice is focussed on complex mental health, and she also works in a youth health service. She has three daughters and a very spoiled therapy cat. 

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