Social Work and Mental Health
- Malcolm Golightley - University of Lincoln, UK
- Robert Goemans
Social Policy | Social Work & Mental Health
With 1 in 4 people experiencing a mental health problem in any given year, mental health is a more important part of social work training than ever before, and 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, this book 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.
Will be adopting but actually for another unit which has a broader focus on mental health and mental health intervention, rather than this one which is focused primarily on the AMHP role.
Useful for considering the 'social perspective' that the AMHP must bring to practice.
Very good general book for students undertaking a mental health social work placement and for dissertation purposes