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