The book is a clear, straightforward guide to the issues around mental health starting with the discipline’s fundamental history, exploring the various thought processes behind mental health with a clear tone and holistic view.
Overall, this book can be considered a useful starting resource for non-mental health practitioners to develop their understanding of the processes involved 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.
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.
Good level for my students
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.
this book is has a range of case studies that enable the student to understand what is needed, why, and how.
A useful resource for nursing students to gain an overview of issues people with lived experience of mental disorder experience.
Clear, accessible introduction to the key topics.
A very clearly written starter text, suitable for social work students. Useful commentary relating to diversity and societal influences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.