An easy to read, jargon-free introduction to mental health, this practical guide is written for qualified and non-qualified practitioners.
The authors explain key concepts in easily understandable language, accessible even to those with no prior knowledge of the subject. They detail the major mental health disorders and the issues and implications surrounding them, and include separate chapters on personality disorder, dual diagnosis and self-harm. They provide in-depth practical information on:
* the Mental Health Act
* diagnosis and medication
* risk assessment and management.
This guide is full of useful information, practical suggestions, and strategies for anyone working with people who are experiencing mental illness. It will prove invaluable to housing workers, support workers, probation officers, prison health care officers, student nurses and anyone coming in to contact with mental health issues.
Jessica Kingsley Publishers; March 2006
- ISBN: 9781846422522
- Read online
- Title: Introducing Mental Health
- Author: Caroline Kinsella; Connor Kinsella
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
In The Press
This is a user-friendly introduction to mental health that would appeal across the board. It must be essential reading in particular for those embarking on study or work in this profession or indeed professionals who have contact at any level with people who experience mental health issues. It would also be a useful tool for those teaching in the profession since it contains case studies and bullet points summaries that would be very helpful in presentations, individual study or interactive group work.
About The Author
Caroline Kinsella has 23 years of experience of working in the NHS with patients with mental problems. For the last 13 years she has been working with mentally disordered offenders. Currently Caroline works as a Community Forensic Mental Health Nurse for a NHS Trust in Dorset. Connor Kinsella worked as a mental health nurse in London for twelve years and established JCK Training in February 1998. He has spent most of his career working at a senior level with mentally disordered offenders and acutely disturbed `high risk' clients. He continues to work as part of the Blandford Community Mental Health Team in Dorset.