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on 20 January 2010
A very useful book for those wishing to explore mental distress from a service user/survivor/practitioner viewpoint. Readable and clear, with chapters written by experts with different areas of expertise and some accounts by service user/survivors. I'm a second year psychology student and found this book very helpful. Recommended.
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on 2 November 2010
I have not read the entire book but that is not important because it is a collection of short articles written around various aspects of the Mental Health reality. The book is the reference material for 2 of my lectures in a Post Graduate Diploma course. I then had a lecture with one of the authors which made both the course and material feel very current and pertinent to today's dialogue and diatribe around Mental Health. Bite sized discourse on large topics make for fine jumping off points for further research. I will refer to this book for its bibliography references at the end of each article as much as for the actual article. Some of the articles are controversial, and many written in the first person; and that is refreshing after having read so much academic and low key material.

From the back cover: "Part I discusses and critiques mental health theory in an exploration of contemporary debates. PartII considers social inclusion as a goal for mental health services and reviews aspects of the services in which inequality continues to dominate. PartIII offers accounts of mental distress by service users, many of whom have used their experience to become teachers, researchers and innovators in mental health work. PartIV considers some of the challenges faced by practitioners alongside professional responses to the major changes seen in the landscape of mental health."
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on 24 June 2012
Bought book as part of an OU course, full of good information and good valuable quotes. It is also interesteting as it is a compilation of views research and opinions from Psychologists, Psychiatrists and researchers. Initial view of the book how can I read this but it is not a book that you start at the begining each chapter is different and I find I pick and choose the parts I read.
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on 29 November 2013
This book makes Mental Health interesting. can be read independently even not studying

This book is easy to read; the font is legible. Takes much wear and tear

Information is current with todays happenings.
Mental health issues are made real. It's worth the cost
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on 5 April 2013
Brilliant for study purposes as it covers a wide range of issues in mental health and is not repetitive but specific.
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on 29 August 2013
Excellent course material for those interested in Psychology or health and social care studies. Helped me with research for a university course.
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on 14 October 2013
Book arrived promptly in very good condition just as described, and its a good read too for an academic text. Thank you!
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on 9 September 2011
This book was in a Good condition as advertised,dispatched promptly and arrived on time. Lovely book by all standards and meets all my expectations. Its also good value for money in these difficult times.
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on 15 October 2011
it arrived very quickly and just in time for my studies. from what i have read,its very useful.written cleary and full of information on definitions. thankyou.
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on 2 November 2012
Arrived quickly in good condition - It's an interesting read I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend it to other readers
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