Mental Health Today… and Tomorrow: Exploring current and future trends in mental health is a forward thinking, multi-author handbook. It examines 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 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 Mental Health Today… and Tomorrow encourage anyone interested in mental health to read this book to extend their learning.
It is written in an accessible and informative style and will especially benefit:
- Commissioners of mental health services
- Front-line practitioners
- 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
- 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.
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