Spirituality and mental health is a very accessible title, thought-provoking and inspirational and at times hard hitting in its argument for a fuller embrace of the spiritual in the delivery of care and treatment to people having mental health illness. Richard Bryant-Jefferies Central and North West London - NHS Foundation trust Peter Gilbert has bought together a stellar team of authors and produced as close to a comprehensive text on spirituality and mental health as possible. Serious study of this volume within the NHS would surely lead to a sea change in much mental healthcare. For staff this book will be of enormous help, both in looking at particular issues, such as understanding the faith context of a specific tradition, but also in the broader understanding behind working with spirituality at all. Tony Wright, counsellor Thresholds, summer 2011 - Counselling with Spirit
About the Author
Peter Gilbert editor of Spirituality and Mental Health and Spirituality and End of Life Care Peter Gilbert is emeritus professor of social work and spirituality at Staffordshire University, and visiting professor with the University of Worcester. Peter was the NIMHE project lead on spirituality from its inception to 2008, and now works with the National Spirituality and Mental Health Forum. Having experienced an episode of depression himself, Peter is very committed to a holistic and person-centred approach, and the integration of personal experience.