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An Introduction to Mental Health

An Introduction to Mental Health

January 2019 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
"A well-written resource providing up-to-date research and important examples of application to practice. Using a strong evidence-base, the book offers a variety of perspectives which speak to the challenges faced by managers, policy makers, patients, service users and carers." - Vanessa Evans, Foundation Degree in Mental Health Lead, Coleg Gwent

An Introduction to Mental Health
is essential reading for anyone learning the fundamentals of mental health. Written for an interdisciplinary audience with a patient-centred focus, it covers historical context through to contemporary issues, including mental health as it relates to the law and to policy. Key learning features include concept summaries, reflective points, case studies and reflective exercises to help situate content in the context of practice.
Chapter 1: A history of mental health
Chapter 2: Mental health law
Chapter 3: Mental health policy
Chapter 4: Mental health professionals
Chapter 5: Mental health diagnostics
Chapter 6: Interventions
Chapter 7: Ethical practice and decision making in mental health
Chapter 8: Equality and diversity in mental health practice
Chapter 9: Social influence on mental health
Chapter 10: International perspectives in mental health

A very clearly written starter text, suitable for social work students. Useful commentary relating to diversity and societal influences.

Mr Scott Massie
Social Work Department, Liverpool Hope University
April 9, 2019

Have used this text with students and they have really found it useful as an introduction to the subject topic. I will be using this again this year.

Ms Gerri Capper
Access To Higher Education, Warrington & Vale Royal College
March 22, 2019

This book addresses contemporary studies in mental health coherently. Issues in mental heath, of which students beginning their studies, need to be aware are addressed in some detail, and presented clearly. The approach is broad, which is helpful in an introduction to the subject.

Dr mary Glover
Department of Psychology and Counselling, Newman University
February 8, 2019

This book provides a good introduction to a number of issues covered in our Clinical Specialties module, it is a great starting point using alongside more detailed resources. It also offers the patient impact which is good to see.

Mrs Kate Straughton
Inst of Health & Society, Worcester University
January 18, 2019

An essential read for any mental health course and therapeutic training. This book covers a wonderful range of concepts whilst proving students with the necessary opportunities to think about their practice. It is a well presented and c comprehensive textbook.

Dr Helen Nicholas
Institute of Health & Society, Worcester University
January 4, 2019

Another comprehensive mental health text aimed at a wide readership of both students, educators and MH practitioners. Well-structured incremental chapters with clear learning objectives, supported by a good selection of case studies, reflective exercises, figures and tables which further engage the reader. I particularly enjoyed chapter 4 re SU voices, chapter 5 an excellent chapter re clinical diagnosis plus chapter 7 ethical practices. I've since added this new text to my Mental Health & Social Work (2nd-year BASW module) recommended reading list.

Mr David Gaylard
Department of Social Work, Chichester University
December 18, 2018

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