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Mental Health Policy and Practice
2nd edition
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
29 Apr 2010
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The revised edition of Mental Health Policy and Practice remains a comprehensive text containing an overview of recent UK mental health policy. It includesideas from a wide spectrum of mental health services, examples of successful evidence-based practice and analyzes theimpact of the 'modernization agenda'.




Description

The revised edition of Mental Health Policy and Practice remains a comprehensive text containing an overview of recent UK mental health policy. It includesideas from a wide spectrum of mental health services, examples of successful evidence-based practice and analyzes theimpact of the 'modernization agenda'.




Reviews

Endorsements of the 1st edition: 
 
'A very clear accessible overview of mental health provision in England, including a well resigned critique of current policy.' - Mr Robert Davis, School of Health and Social Sciences, UWIC, Wales 
 
'Clear and easy to use. Good use of charts, diagrams and reflection exercises. Student friendly.' - Dr David Wright, School of Social Policy, Sociology& Social Research, University of Kent at Medway, UK 
 
'This excellent text demystifies the role of health and social case policy in the development of mental health care and treatment. An ideal text for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level for understanding the role of policy.' - Mr Simon Brewer, Department of Applied Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University, UK 
 
'I was impressed with this book because of its relevance, it's modernity and it's readability.' - Dr Roger Manktelow, School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies, University of Ulster, UK


Contents

Introduction
Mental Health Policy
Primary Care and Mental Health
Community Mental Health Services
Acute Mental Health Services
Forensic Mental Health Services
Partnership Working
User Involvement
Anti-Discriminatory Practice
Carers
Conclusion
Appendix: Mental Health Policy Chronology 1975-2009


Authors

HELEN LESTER isProfessor of Primary Care at the National Centre for Primary Care Research and Development at the University of Manchester, UK,and Lead of the Manchester element of the National School for Primary Care Research. She is also co-lead of the academic panel that reviews evidence for the national primary care Quality and Outcomes Framework and Secretary of Society of Academic Primary Care. Her main research interests are primary care mental health, health inequalities and user involvement.

JON GLASBY is Professor of Health and Social Care and Director of the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham, UK.He is a qualified social worker by background and a board member of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). Specialising in joint work between health and social care, Jon is involved in regular policy analysis and advice. He sits on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Integrated Care and the Journal of Integrated Care.