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Social Work and Mental Health

Social Work and Mental Health

Fourth Edition

200 pages | Learning Matters
This new edition provides a thorough grounding in the key issues in mental health. It highlights the key issues in this complex and sensitive area of practice and helps students to understand the latest policy and practice issues. The book looks at various aspects of Mental Health Law including the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the recent amendments to the 1983 Mental Health Act. The author is careful to apply these laws to everyday practice in an accessible and user-friendly way. This new edition includes updates to key policy areas such as Putting People First (2007) and No Voice (2007).
Values and Ethical Mental Health Social Work
Social Work Practice and Mental Health
The Legal and Political Context
Working with Vulnerable People: Mental Health in Children and Adolescents
Working with vulnerable People: Adults Who Are Short-Term Service Users
Working with Vulnerable People: Adults Who Are Long-Term Service Users
Working Across Organisational and Professional Boundaries

Adopted latest edition

Mr Alan Marshall
Faculty of Education and Society, Sunderland University
October 3, 2014

A solid introduction to mental health social work for undergraduate students

Mr Alan Marshall
Faculty of Education and Society, Sunderland Univ.
July 4, 2014

Excellent introductory text offers a firm footing for further reading.

Gavin Millar
Family and Community Studies, Anglia Ruskin University
February 12, 2014

great book for new optional module - mental health

Miss Fay Armstrong
Health and Enterprise, Newcastle College
June 17, 2013

Excellent book for those choosing to do mental health as a core subject. Easy to ready and digest.

Miss Fatima Khan
Social Work , Hammersmith & West London College
March 20, 2013

Introductory text for social workers who wish to work with mental health issues. Case studies are quite useful and provides an understandiing of the politico-legal context as well as the range of issues encountered within the sector.

Dr Selwyn Stanley
Social Work, University of Plymouth
March 1, 2013

This is a really useful text for students and practitioners working in mental health . I thought it provided an excellent introduction to the key issues of this area of practice, and I liked the way the context for mental health law explored both policy and values.
A really useful text for anyone wanting to understand social work within the field of mental health and particularly students as they learn to apply theory to their work on practice placements.

Mrs Rhian Taylor
Health and Social Welfare, The Open University
January 25, 2013

The book provides insights into most situations. It offers an ovverall picture of Mental Ill Health suitable for those at Level 4 and 5, in Social Care.

Mr Maurice Fordy
Sociology and Social Work/Policy, Solihull College
January 23, 2013

A useful introduction

Philip Gilligan
Dept of Social Sciences & Humanities, Bradford University
January 22, 2013

This book will defintiely join a list of supplementary reading for our adult elective module, and highly recommended for those students exploring practice in the mental health arena.

Mrs Kay Wall
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
December 14, 2012

Malcolm Golightley

Malcolm Golightley has worked in the mental health field for over twenty years, drawing on extensive experience as a community development workers, Approved Social Worker, trainer and researcher. As Head of the School of Health and Social Care he has responsibility for academic leadership and, with others, developing mental health research. Until recently he was a Mental Health Act Commissioner and carried out inspections on behalf of the Healthcare Commission. More About Author