This forward thinking, multi-author handbook builds on the first edition ofMental Health Today: A handbook, and expands on a range of current key issues in the field of mental health, whilst also looking to the future – where things are heading and where we want them to go.
Mental Health Today… and Tomorrow: Exploring current and future trends in mental health care provides a comparative view of how things are done around the UK and beyond, explores the role of language used in mental health care and the use of technology, and offers some predictions for the future of services.
This handbook explores the whole lifespan, with chapters examining early interventions and mental health and wellbeing within school settings, mental health in the workplace, and finally the issues faced as people enter later life.
Mental Health Today… and Tomorrow has been written in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation.
The authors of this book encourage anyone interested in mental health to read this book to extend their learning.
Mental Health Today… and Tomorrow is written in an accessible and informative style and will especially benefit:
Commissioners of mental health services
Teams within social care, health, criminal justice and education
Professionals in social work, nursing, psychology, psychotherapy, counselling, family therapy, psycho-sexual counselling, education, probation, forensic mental health
Workers in adoption and fostering, residential care
Teachers and trainers.
Publication: 18 May 2015
Content: Chapter 1: No time like the present
Chapter 2: Mental Well-being: Concepts and Controversies in Mental Health Policy and Practice
Chapter 3: Early Investment in Children’s Mental Health
Chapter 4: Building resilience and improving mental health and well-being within school settings
Chapter 5: From diagnosis, disease, and disorder to decision making, disability, and democratic rights – time for a paradigm shift?
Chapter 6: What is ‘parity of esteem’? Is it a useful concept?
Chapter 7: Mental health and work
Chapter 8: A Crisis of Meaning? Searching for an antidote to the pathological picturing of distress
Chapter 9: Is old age a mental illness?
Chapter 10: The future for mental health services: some possibilities
Chapter 11: Digital: Reality
Chapter 12: Self-Management and Peer Support. What makes it different, what makes it work
Chapter 13: Speaking about ourselves: finding language to make sense of personal and collective identities
Chapter 14: Service user involvement and peer support - yesterday, today and tomorrow
Chapter 15: Lessons from Lille.