Ruth Fox's story reflects the harsh reality of what mental illness can do to somebody's seemingly ideal life. An athlete, a high achieving student, a sister, and a friend, Ruth never expected depression to turn her life upside down. In Within the White Lines, she explains how the beautiful game of football helped pull her back from the brink of suicide
This practical guide focuses on the reduced expression and activity often described as constituting negative symptoms of psychosis and schizophrenia. Using engaging activities and case studies to aid learning, it offers alternative explanations for these symptoms and outlines strategies for addressing them in practice
This Handbook is the comprehensive, indispensible guide to the practice of psychiatry for health professionals of all levels of experience. Fully updated with the latest research and legislature, it provides practical guidance on diagnosis, management, and best practice by subspecialty.
Drawing on a wealth of experience from both current and past practitioners in mental health, this book is a handbook for Approved Mental Health Practitioners at a time of uncertainty and change. The book considers the themes and issues relating to the role, the present day challenges and future directions for the profession.
This book offers pragmatic guidance to support academic and student services staff in both being proactive within their role to promote a positive approach to wellbeing, and understanding how to care appropriately for students who may not be flourishing in the university environment.
An authoritative introduction to identifying and assessing suicidal behaviour, this highly informative text explores both therapeutic interventions and postvention issues. Aimed at front-line workers, it takes a non-medicalised approach and provides the reader with a toolbox of practical skills to support their work in practice.
This text gives us a way of understanding our depression which matches our experience and which enables us to take charge of our life and change it. It is for depressed people, their family and friends, and for all professionals and non-professionals who work with depressed people.
A practical guide for those who work with the bereaved in a variety of settings, from nurses and social workers to volunteers. Covering ethics, cultural issues and support networks, an essential text for those seeking to build understanding and skills in order to offer better support to the dying and the bereaved.
Group work is a common and valuable resource used in many areas: from therapy, education and training, to businesses and commercial organisations. With a focus on the role of group facilitators, she lays out a model of group work based in systemic and narrative techniques generating optimal conditions for groups to achieve success.
Inspired and informed by the author's own research, this uniquely engaging textbook brings the focus to how racism affects the therapeutic relationship, creatively exploring the subject of working with people of African, Caribbean, Asian and Mixed heritage in both therapeutic practice and clinical supervision.
This book equips readers with a sound understanding of the value-base of mental health care and provides them with the skills and knowledge to demystify complex values in decision-making in order to reach outcomes which are focused on the needs of service users. Engaging case examples and exercises link theory and practice throughout.
With chapter summaries, further reading and reflective exercises, this book offers support for research and practice, making it an essential and important read for any student or practitioner in the field who advocates equality, and for people with lived experience, families, friends and campaigners.
Taking a unique perspective, this book argues for a psychosocial approach to dual diagnosis and draws on this to highlight practice skills with specific groups including individuals, families and communities. The inclusion of case studies, reflection points and reflective exercises throughout help to aid learning and provide practice insight.
From psychodynamic to narrative, systemic to feminist, the book takes the reader through a wide range of theories and their application to working with trauma. With a rich analysis of the histories, critiques and practice implications of each approach, it offers an invaluable theoretical grounding in the field for all those working with trauma.
In recent years, the concepts of peer support, self-help and self-management have moved from the periphery of mental health care toward the centre, and have fast become mainstream approaches to supporting well-being.
This new edition of a highly successful text offers a wide-ranging, comprehensive introduction to the key concepts of contemporary person-centred therapy, exploring both theoretical development and their application to practice. Written by leading international experts, it is an indispensable resource for those studying and working in the area.
This important new book critically examines a number of aspects of Child and Adolescent Mental Health service provision and practice. It encourages readers to look carefully at some of today's givens and to value intuition and experience, whilst balancing this with our current understanding of the child's mind and its potential disorders.
'Whilst your anorexia seems like your best friend, she knows everything about you and is always there, she is also your worst enemy and not someone you want to know.' - Hope Virgo. We follow Hope's devastating struggle with anorexia. For four years, she managed to keep it hidden, keeping dark secrets from friends and family.
Approved Mental Health Professionals must possess and deploy a range of skills, knowledge and values in order to make ethically complex decisions on behalf of people with severe mental health problems. This invaluable handbook considers these challenges and provides in-depth guidance on all key aspects of the role.
Provides an introduction to schizophrenia and a review of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatments being used in treating both schizophrenia and other mental diseases. Rather than focusing on how to carry out acupuncture and TCM, this book examines the best way to apply treatments.
Details advances in treating specific disorders and offers answers to parents' frequently asked questions. This book covers how medications work; their impact on kids' emotions, personality, school performance, and health; and, the risks and benefits of widely used antidepressants.
How did the human brain evolve? Why did it evolve as it did? What is man's place in evolution? This title traces the intellectual journey of four men who met at Cambridge in the 1890s and whose lives interlinked for the next three decades - William Rivers, Grafton Elliot Smith, Charles Myers and William McDougall.
The policy of closing mental hospitals and relocating mental patients in the community has generated great controversy. This book reports on the complexities and ironies involved here, directly from the front line. It explores how a group of people with a history of schizophrenic illness feel about themselves and their circumstances.
Provides those who suffer from schizophrenia and schizophrenic disorders, and their friends/family with vital facts, advice and support to empower them to make informed choices, to understand the illness and to regain control of their life
The third edition of Mental Health Policy and Practice remains a clear and comprehensive overview of UK mental health policy. It includes ideas from a wide spectrum of mental health services, examples of successful evidence-based practice and analyses the impact, and likely impact, of the latest shifts in policy and changes to legislation.
This third edition includes valuable new material together with the Instrument itself and the photocopiable activity checklists and plans that help to match users' abilities with activities. The author includes guidance for carrying out these activities with individuals of different ability levels as revealed by the PAL Instrument Checklist.
Using a skills based approach, this unique text gives a comprehensive overview of the role of the Mental Health nurse. Addressing themany demands on the Mental Health nurse, the authors recognise the increasing need to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Draws on the policy and theory underpinning mental health nursing but focusses on the practical aspects, providing an easily understandable guide to what to do and how to do it. This title also provides a practical framework that can be applied in any setting.
This books is packed full of `need-to-know' information that will help students understand what is meant by mental health and wellbeing, and become aware of the common mental health problems as well as the typical interventions and treatment options available.
"Roberts addresses the subjects that are troubling professionals across the globe, providing a sound theoretical base on which a professional viewpoint can be formed. Complex concepts are presented in a simple way, enabling readers at all stages to grasp difficult and often radical ideas quickly and easily." - Tony Barlow, Birmingham City University