1st Edition

Mental Wellbeing and Psychology The Role of Art and History in Self Discovery and Creation

Edited By Sue Barker Copyright 2020
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book aims to unpack not only the philosophical and psychological need to understand ourselves but also how, through an exploration of historical archives and artistic creativity, we can build self-identify and self-esteem to improve a sense of wellbeing for ourselves and those for whom we care. It will give examples for developing mental health and wellbeing interventions for charities, private care and the NHS, and will also offer an evidence base for the use of creativity and historical resources in mental health care. The book gives a practical use for archives particularly as more are being digitalised and becoming widely available.

    Chapter 1 – Introduction

    Chapter 2 – Wellbeing and Person-centred care

    Chapter 3 – Embodied subjective self and resilience

    Chapter 4 - Historical self and ancestry

    Chapter 5 – Creativity and sense of self

    Chapter 6 – The Collingwood Project

    Chapter 7 – Reflections on the project

    Chapter 8 – Conclusion


    Sue Barker is lecturer in Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Psychosocial Care at Cardiff University.