An Introduction to Mental Health
- Jo Augustus - University of Worcester, UK
- Justine Bold - University of Worcester, UK
- Briony Williams - University of Worcester, UK
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.
Sample Materials & Chapters
An Introduction to Mental Health - Chapter 1