Mental Wellbeing and Psychology: The Role of Art and History in Self Discovery and Creation, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Mental Wellbeing and Psychology

The Role of Art and History in Self Discovery and Creation, 1st Edition

Edited by Sue Barker


208 pages

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Paperback: 9780367223991
pub: 2019-07-16
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Hardback: 9781138349513
pub: 2019-11-01
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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

About the Editor

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health