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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.

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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

Added to reading list for Nursing Associate students. These students come from all areas of nursing and will therefore support a gentle introduction for students who do not work within mental health.

Mr Scott Adam Elbourne
College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, University of West London
September 5, 2019

The text is directly linked to a module on HNC course. A contemporary discussion on Mental Health Issues. I have passed details to our admin team to order 3 copies.

Professor Rose Brunelli
Health and Social Care, City of Liverpool College
September 3, 2019

Good level for my students

Mr David Panes
Health Care and Early Years, Swindon College
September 3, 2019

This is a good introductory mental health book. It covers familiar concepts in an accessible way, which is of benefit for students unfamiliar with mental health practice. It draws well on research and other sources. The reflective exercises are a useful inclusion.

Dr Kelly J Alexander
Dept of Applied Social Studies, Bedfordshire University
September 3, 2019

A useful resource for nursing students to gain an overview of issues people with lived experience of mental disorder experience.

Mr Paul McCreary
Department of Mental Health Nursing, Bucks New University
May 3, 2019

Clear, accessible introduction to the key topics.

Miss Amy Allen
School of Health & Social Care, Nottingham Trent University
April 10, 2019

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

Sample Materials & Chapters

An Introduction to Mental Health - Chapter 1

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