1st Edition

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

Edited By

Sue Barker

ISBN 9780367223991
Published January 14, 2020 by Routledge
192 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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