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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 text proposes new theoretical and practical solutions for tackling the widespread social exclusion faced by people diagnosed mentally ill. Based on research in the US and UK, and with reference to elsewhere, it analyzes evidence of discrimination and the effectiveness of different remedies.
As health and social care organisations respond to the health modernisation agenda, the use of integrated care pathways in mental health is fast growing. This work combines discussion of relevant and developing theory, with accounts of real time developments in practice. It is useful for those who are challenged with developing mental health care.
Helps you to identify the skills and resources that students already have and shows how these can be developed into the essential skills needed for nursing in the mental health practice environment. This book draws on the policy and theory underpinning mental health nursing, focusing on the practical aspects.
Edited by the mental health policy advisor to the Royal College of Nursing this textbook includes a range of experts in their field who introduce the essential elements of policy and legislation to new students and experienced practitioners.
Examines the relationship between mental health professionals and people using services during the recovery process. This book helps to view the distress experienced by people with mental health problems, from a person-centred perspective with the road to recovery being seen as the result of collaboration between professionals and service users.
Examines some of the ideology and professional issues surrounding the theory and practice of mental health nursing. Drawing on a range of orthodox and unorthodox professional literature from several disciplines, this book presents an analysis of five areas - race/ethnicity, education, ethics, research, and violence.
Suitable for the students of mental health nursing and qualified mental health nurses, this title covers a wide variety of client problems. It emphasises skills acquisition and features experiential exercises that encourage connections between theory and practice.
Explores the full mental health nursing care continuum within a flexible, person-centred framework. This title emphasises skilled engagement, collaborative assessment and care-planning, effective therapeutic communication and compassionate, evidence-based interventions.
Provides an overview of the neurobiological factors which may contribute to, and arise from, the development of mental health problems, and seeks to clearly identify issues relevant to mental health nursing practice.
Presents a range of issues that psychiatric/mental health nurses face such as practice, policy, research and education. This book provides several arguments possible in order to inform, educate, and stimulate psychiatric/mental health nurses. It focusses on making the nurses aware of the uncertain nature of nursing practice and knowledge.
This engaging new textbook provides a student focused introduction to the main issues and themes in mental health nursing. The book requires no previous knowledge and the content has been carefully chosen to reflect the most significant aspects of this important and rewarding area of nursing.
Reflections on Community Psychiatric Nursing looks at the changing trends in psychiatric nursing over the last decade. This book offers students a lively and easy-to-read introduction to the key debates in psychiatric nursing.
This guide brings together authoritative contributions from leading mental health researchers, educators and practitioners to provide a comprehensive text for community mental health nurses in training and practice.
Intends to answer the following questions: What is mental health? What are mental health problems? What causes them? How do mental health problems affect the lives of people with learning disabilities and those around them? How can mental health problems be identified in people with learning disabilities? How can carers and services respond?
A collection of writings by people who have experienced mental distress. The work includes: accounts of psychiatric treatment, psychotherapy and other treatments; stories of life in mental institutions and moves into the community; self-help methods; and work to improve mental health services.
Mental Health Nursing Skills is a highly evidence-based, practical textbook designed so students can develop and apply the skills required for practice. Written in response to the Chief Nursing Officer's review of mental health nursing, this text translates theory into clear practical skills supported by useful examples, tips and online resources.
'Stuart does not like the manuscript. He's after a bestseller, "like what Tom Clancy writes". "But you are not an assassin trying to frazzle the president with anthrax bombs," I point out. You are an ex-homeless, ex-junkie psychopath, I do not add.'
The first mainstream text to reconsider the traditional emphasis for what is commonly known as 'abnormal psychology'. Providing a comprehensive account of mental distress, this text challenges your preconceptions about what you think you know about mental health. Includes a foreword by award winning Richard Bentall and a chapter from service users.
Mental Health Promotion is the first textbook to provide an accessible guide to applied mental health promotion across all age groups, and demonstrates how both principles and theory can be used to underpin mental health promotion.