As the momentum for personalisation and recovery approaches grows, service users are increasingly participating as partners in all aspects of health and social care delivery, policy-making and professional training. This book provides an overview of service user involvement in mental health, its origins and current practice and policy.
A comprehensive reference book on the subject of forensic mental health, looking at what forensic mental health is and its assessment, management and treatment. It focuses on key topics and the issues underpinning them in contemporary society.
Asylum to Action offers an alternative history of a libertarian therapeutic community at Paddington Day Hospital in West London in the 1970s. Helen Spandler recaptures the radical aspirations, as well as the conflicts, of the early therapeutic community movement, radical psychiatry and the patients' movement.
This is the first published book in the UK that brings together a range of key qualitative research studies supporting the assertion that involvement in participatory arts can be specifically beneficial to people with a variety of mental health difficulties.
This brilliant book from expert drug scientist David Nutt looks at the facts about drugs, including legal and illegal ones. In straightforward language, he explores the science of what a drug is and how it works, why people take drugs, and how it affects them.
Queering Health will explore queer theory in the context of health and contemporary healthcare. From its original location as critique in the politics of sexuality, queer theory principles can usefully be extrapolated to inform contestations of other forms of normative and oppressive identity practices and the dynamics of exclusion.