1st Edition

Handbook of Mental Health Nursing

Edited By Stephen Tee, Joanne Brown, Diane Carpenter Copyright 2012

    A concise and user-friendly guide, Handbook of Mental Health Nursing helps nursing students learn the essential skills required for practice. This practical handbook is informed by an interdisciplinary understanding of mental health problems and the recovery from mental health difficulties.


      • Highlights case studies and draws on narratives of patient experience to help caregivers make educated decisions in partnership with service users
      • Focuses on assessment, classification, models of therapeutic practice, specific mental health problems and needs, and the organization of care
      • Use a values-based approach integrating evidence-based data with service users’ perceptions
      • Presents case studies and participant narratives throughout
      • Includes practical exercises designed to develop skills and understanding in person-centred care

    This book is an essential purchase for all students and educators in mental health nursing and related health and social care fields.

    The Philosophy and Practice of Mental Health Care
    Stephen Tee, Joanne Brown, Diane Carpenter, Tina Coldham, Lucy Davies and Alison Faulkner
    The therapeutic use of self
    Joanne Brown
    Values-based practice
    Chris McLean, Bill Fulford and Diane Carpenter
    Working in groups
    Karen Ainsbury
    Recovery: a journey of discovery
    Julie Repper

    The Policy and Organizational Context of Mental Health Care
    Appraising and using evidence in mental health practice
    Stephen Tee and Judith A Lathlean
    Developing nursing decision-making skills
    Helen Eunson, Gwyn Grout, Jane Pritchard and John Carthy
    Leading and managing mental health care
    Wendy Turton
    Promoting health and social inclusion
    Marion Aslan and Mike Smith
    The what then, what now and what next of mental health nursing
    Diane Carpenter


    Dr Stephen Tee, Head of Centre for Innovation and Leadership in Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK
    Dr Joanne Brown, MSc Mental Health Studies Award Leader and MSc Nursing Studies Award Leader, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK 
    Dr Diane Carpenter, Academic Group Lead (Mental Health), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, UK