Health Studies

Mental Health and Wellbeing

  1. Routledge Handbook of Clinical Supervision

    Fundamental International Themes

    Edited by John R. Cutcliffe, Kristiina Hyrkas, John Fowler

    The Routledge Handbook of Clinical Supervision provides a global ‘state of the art’ overview of clinical supervision, presenting and examining the most comprehensive, robust empirical evidence upon which to base practice. This authoritative volume builds on a previous volume, Fundamental Themes in...

    Published October 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  2. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

    Research and Practice in Health and Social Care, 2nd Edition

    By Brian Sheldon

    Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) has been extensively researched and shown to be solidly underpinned by evidence. Broadly applicable across a wide range of personal and social problems – from depression and phobias to child behavioural problems – it is only now beginning to be used to...

    Published January 11th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Facing the Storm

    Using CBT, Mindfulness and Acceptance to Build Resilience When Your World's Falling Apart

    By Ray Owen

    Highly Commended in the 2012 BMA Book Awards We live in a world where bad things can, and do, happen irrespective of whether we are good or bad, whether we consider ourselves lucky or doomed, and with no regard to fairness. Any of us can find ourselves facing redundancy, the breakdown of a...

    Published June 13th 2011 by Routledge

  4. The Biological Basis of Mental Health Nursing

    2nd Edition

    By William T. Blows

    Written by an experienced nurse lecturer who also trained as a mental health nurse, this book explores the underlying biology associated with the pathology of mental health disorders and the related nervous system. Fully revised for this second edition, the text includes three new chapters on brain...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Mental Health and Later Life

    Delivering an Holistic Model for Practice

    Edited by John Keady, Sue Watts

    The mental health needs of older people are all too often overlooked or put down to the inevitable consequences of ageing. This textbook will make it much easier for health, social care and third sector workers to identify, treat and support the needs of this population. The book takes an...

    Published August 9th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Mental Health Ethics

    The Human Context

    Edited by Phil Barker

    All human behaviour is, ultimately, a moral undertaking, in which each situation must be considered on its own merits. As a result ethical conduct is complex. Despite the proliferation of Codes of Conduct and other forms of professional guidance, there are no easy answers to most human problems....

    Published November 1st 2010 by Routledge

  7. Mental Health and Social Problems

    A Social Work Perspective

    Edited by Nina Rovinelli Heller, Alex Gitterman

    Mental Health and Social Problems is a textbook for social work students and practitioners. It explores the complicated relationship between mental conditions and societal issues as well as examining risk and protective factors for the prevalence, course, adaptation to and recovery from mental...

    Published October 27th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity and Mental Health

    Edited by Panteleimon Ekkekakis

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    A growing body of evidence shows that physical activity can be a cost-effective and safe intervention for the prevention and treatment of a wide range of mental health problems. As researchers and clinicians around the world look for evidence-supported alternatives and complements to established...

    Published April 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Helping Children and Young People who Self-harm

    An Introduction to Self-harming and Suicidal Behaviours for Health Professionals

    By Tim McDougall, Marie Armstrong, Gemma Trainor

    Every year thousands of children and young people attend emergency departments with problems resulting from self-harm. More still come to the attention of CAMHS teams, school nurses and other community-based services. Helping Children and Young People who Self-harm provides clear and practical...

    Published July 4th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Positive Psychology

    The Science of Happiness and Human Strengths, 2nd Edition

    By Alan Carr

    Remediating deficits and managing disabilities has been a central preoccupation for clinical psychologists. Positive Psychology, in contrast, is concerned with the enhancement of happiness and well-being, involving the scientific study of the role of personal strengths and positive social systems...

    Published June 8th 2011 by Routledge

  11. Stress Management and Prevention

    Applications to Daily Life, 2nd Edition

    By David D. Chen, Jeffrey A. Kottler

    Stress Management and Prevention, Second Edition offers a fun and exciting way to learn about stress, its causes, and ways to deal with and prevent it. Not only will you enjoy reading it, but you’ll also find yourself motivated to continue incorporating what you learn into your life long after your...

    Published August 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  12. Traumatic Childbirth

    By Cheryl Tatano Beck, Jeanne Watson Driscoll, Sue Watson

    Postpartum depression has become a more recognized mental illness over the past decade as a result of education and increased awareness. Traumatic childbirth, however, is still often overlooked, resulting in a scarcity of information for health professionals. This is in spite of up to 34% of new...

    Published July 5th 2013 by Routledge

  13. Working in Mental Health

    Practice and Policy in a Changing Environment

    Edited by Peter Phillips, Tom Sandford, Claire Johnston

    A paradigm shift in the ways in which mental health services are delivered is happening—both for service users and for professional mental healthcare workers. The landscape is being changed by a more influential service user movement, a range of new community-based mental healthcare programmes...

    Published March 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  14. Illicit Drugs

    Use and control, 2nd Edition

    By Adrian Barton

    Illicit drugs and their use are a dominant concern of politicians, policy makers and the general public. As such, this second edition of the popular Illicit Drugs: Use and Control provides a timely, up-to-date discussion of the key issues raised in the first edition, whilst also providing new...

    Published May 9th 2011 by Routledge

  15. Grief, Loss and Bereavement

    Evidence and Practice for Health and Social Care Practitioners

    Edited by Peter Wimpenny, John Costello

    Dealing with the social experience of grief, loss and bereavement are challenging areas for everyone, including health and social care practitioners who are often well placed to offer help and support to the bereaved. This book draws together a comprehensive range of worldwide evidence for...

    Published September 2nd 2011 by Routledge

  16. When Parents Die

    Learning to Live with the Loss of a Parent, 3rd Edition

    By Rebecca Abrams

    The death of a parent marks an emotional and psychological watershed in a person's life. For children and teenagers, the loss of a parent if not handled sensitively can be a lasting trauma, and for adults too, a parent's death can be a tremendous blow. When Parents Die speaks to bereaved children...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge