Healthcare settings can play a key role in the delivery of mental health support and strategies for the prevention of mental ill-health. Most people in Australia visit a healthcare setting, such as a general practice, at least once per year. In addition, people who study and work in healthcare settings are particularly susceptible to anxiety and depression, due to a variety of stressors.

Therefore, healthcare settings provide a unique opportunity to direct preventive strategies for anxiety and depression to people who may need more support.