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Working Alongside People with Long Term Mental Health Problems By Rachel Perkins

Working Alongside People with Long Term Mental Health Problems
by Rachel Perkins

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By emphasizing the importance of forming an effective working relationship, this book focuses on how front line carers can manage the daily activities of clients with severe and long term mental health problems living in a commmunity setting.
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Working Alongside People with Long Term Mental Health Problems by Rachel Perkins

Many books have described the population of long term mental health service users, the services that they need, and how these might be organised. This book concentrates specifically on working as allies with individuals who are seriously disabled by ongoing mental health problems on a day-to-day basis, enabling the user to gain control of their own destiny as far as is possible. Emphasis is placed on understanding the experience of mental health problems, the effects that these can have on a person's life, and the ways in which acceptable and effective support can be provided. This book succeeds in describing the experience of serious and enduring mental health problems and what these mean to the individuals concerned. It explores factors which hinder and promote effective relationship formation between mental health workers and service users. It outlines specific interventions and approaches to helping people who experience serious long term mental health problems and considers the ways in which users can gain access to ordinary roles and relationships in the community.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 The people and their needs: understanding the people and their experiences; aims of interventions and approaches to care; social disability and access; overview - the art of support. Part 2 Roles and relationships: creating effective relationships; approaches and difficulties; overcoming the barriers and meeting the challenges; overview - working together; contexts of support: multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working; collaboration and co-ordination; moving from one place to another; overview - demarcation or delivery?. Part 4 Specific therapeutic interventions - helping peole cope: medication and behavioural appraoches; therapy and disability; coping with specific problems; overview - talking, listening and hearing. Part 4 Some challenges for the future: whose community is it anyway? doubly disadvantaged groups; the disenfranchised and the disliked - those whom services fail; beyond beds - becoming a part of the community; overview - ensuring access.

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Working Alongside People with Long Term Mental Health Problems by Rachel Perkins
Rachel Perkins
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
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