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