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Social Work and Mental Health
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Social Work and Mental Health

Sixth Edition


© 2017 | 320 pages | Learning Matters
With one in four people experiencing a mental health problem in any given year, mental health is a more important part of social work training than ever before. All successful social workers need to understand the core values, skills, and knowledge that underpin excellent practice in a modern mental health system.

Written as an accessible introduction to the complex issues around mental health, Social Work and Mental Health has become a classic in its field. Law and policy are clearly outlined while the authors give space to important ethical considerations when working with the most vulnerable in society. There are clear links between policy, legislation, and real life practice as well as a wealth of learning features.
 
Introduction
 
Values and Ethical Mental Health Social Work
 
Social Work Practice and Mental Health
 
The Legal and Political Context for Practice: Part 1: History and New Developments
 
The Policy and Legal Context for Practice: Part 2: Mental Health Tribunals; Mental Capacity
 
Working with Vulnerable People: Mental Health in Children and Adolescents
 
Working with Vulnerable People: Adults Who Are Long-Term Service Users
 
Working across Organisational and Professional Boundaries

I ordered this book for the library for those on the NASENCO award. It is a really useful and accessible text which shares the complex issues around mental health. Chapter 5 is particularly relevant for SENCOS.

Mrs Sarah Martin-Denham
David Goldman Infomatics Centre, Sunderland University
December 20, 2017

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