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Mental Health Still Matters by Jill Reynolds, Rosemary Muston, Tom Heller


Mental Health Still Matters by Jill Reynolds, Rosemary Muston, Tom Heller

This textbook presents a fresh look at mental health, following on from the hugely popular Mental Health Matters. It provides new and exciting user perspectives across the full range of mental health issues. This is a rich and diverse resource for all students and practitioners of mental health taht reflects the wide diversity of views about how best to understand and explain mental health and distress.As a sister volume to the best-selling Mental Health Matters, it combines classic writings about mental health theories, perspectives and practices from psychiatry, sociology, psychology and service users, alongside newly commissioned readings. The book is divided into four parts: * Part I discusses and critiques mental health theory in an exploration of contemporary debates.* Part II considers social inclusion as a goal for mental health services and reviews aspects of the services in which inequality continues to dominate.* Part III offers accounts of mental distress by service users, many of whom have used their experience to become teachers, researchers and innovators in mental health work.* Part IV considers some of the challenges faced by practitioners alongside professional responses to the major changes we are seeing in the landscape of mental health.This is an important and innovative collection of readings which has strong cross-disciplinary relevance and appeal. It is essential reading for everyone studying, training or practising in the field of mental health, whether your background is in social studies, health science, medicine or psychology.


It's short but succint chapters make it very readable text. This is a robust addition to the original text and will no doubt become a valuable resource to those studying in this area. - Ian Warwick, Lecturer at London Metrpolitan University, UK An excellent starting point to stimulating debate on contemporary issues in mental health. - Ian Mathews, Lecturer at University of Huddersfield, UK ...a powerful start from bentall...the editors have done an excellent job that will be reflected in the book's popularity...a comprehensive introduction... British Journal of Social Work

About the Author

JILL REYNOLDS is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University, UKROSEMARY MUSTON is Course Manager in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University, UKTOM HELLER is Senior Lecturer in Health Studies at the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University, UKJONATHAN LEACH is Lecturer in health and social care at The Open University, UKMICK MCCORMICK is Lecturer in social work with The Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University, UKJAN WALLCRAFT is a freelance consultantMARK WALSH is a writer, teacher and mental health nurse

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Publication date

29th May 2009


Jill Reynolds, Rosemary Muston, Tom Heller

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Palgrave an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan


400 pages


Clinical psychology



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