Mental Health Social Work in Context (Student Social Work) by Nick Gould

By Nick Gould

This new version of Mental future health Social paintings in Context continues to be an authoritative, proof established advent to a space of specialism selected through many social paintings students.

Grounded within the social types of psychological health and wellbeing rather correct to qualifying social employees, but additionally familiarising scholars with social elements of clinical views, this center textual content is helping to arrange scholars for perform and to improve their wisdom around:

  • promoting the social inclusion of individuals with psychological illnesses
  • the altering context of multidisciplinary psychological health and wellbeing prone
  • an built-in proof base for perform
  • working with individuals with psychological illnesses around the existence direction.

In this re-creation the writer has mirrored at the impression of the worldwide recession and austerity regulations, either at the psychological future health of the inhabitants but additionally the a lot sharper stipulations and lowered prone in which social employees at the moment are operating.

This totally up to date 2nd version is an important textbook for all social paintings scholars taking undergraduate and postgraduate qualifying levels, and also will be beneficial for practitioners venture post-qualifying awards in psychological wellbeing and fitness social work.

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20 Perspectives on mental health Despite these gains by users and survivors, it is notable that from within ‘mainstream’ disability theory mental health is not very visible. , 2002). It seems unfortunate that disability theory offers conceptual ammunition for people working in the mental health field but has not been fully taken on board within the wider disability field as a framework for theory or practice. In an editorial for the Journal of Mental Health, Peter Beresford argued for the potential centrality of disability theory as a pillar of a social model of mental health: Survivor activists are increasingly considering how such a social model might apply to their situation.

However, the recognition of the problem does not necessarily lead to a solution: often this results in placement in temporary, unsuitable accommodation. Alternatively, people who are living in hostels or inpatient units can find themselves in a ‘Catch 22’ situation, accommodated in such placements beyond the point where this is appropriate to their mental health needs, because they are not viewed as sufficiently high priority (Tarpey and Watson 1997, cited office of the Deputy Prime Minister 2004).

2003; Sayce and Curran 2007). Originating in continental Europe, social exclusion theory asserted that traditional debates around poverty, exemplified by the British tradition of empirical poverty research, overlooked the multidimensional character of the lives of people who were unable to participate in mainstream social activity by virtue of their various deprivations. Social policy analysts tend to identify the origins of the terminology of social exclusion with Lenoir (1974) who used the term ‘les exclus’ to refer to individuals who fell through social protection systems such as national insurance and whose lives became disconnected from mainstream society.

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