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

Mental Wellbeing and Psychology

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

Edited by Sue Barker


216 pages

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Hardback: 9781138349513
pub: 2020-01-28
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Mental Wellbeing and Psychology unpacks the philosophical and psychological need to understand ourselves through an exploration of historical archives and artistic creativity. This focuses on some practical, evidence-based approaches to developing mental wellbeing.

The book uses phenomenological psychology to explore the materials developed by the Stiwdio Arts group and offers an understanding of one’s experiences of their world, recognising that these are embodied and perceived within a temporal and relational place. It offers examples for developing mental health and wellbeing interventions for charities, private care and the NHS. It provides an evidence base for the use of creativity and historical resources in mental health care.

This book will be of great interest foracademics, researchers and post-graduate students in the field of mental wellbeing, nursing and mentalhealth nursing, occupational therapy and social work.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Mental Wellbeing

Chapter 3 Embodied subjective self and resilience

Chapter 4 History, temporality and culture

Chapter 5 Creativity and Wellbeing

Chapter 6 Stiwdio Arts Group

Chapter 7 Evaluations, Reflections and Creations

Chapter 8 Phenomenological Psychological Lifeworld Experiences

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About the Editor

Sue Barker has been a mental health nurse for over 36 years and a chartered psychologist for 25 years. She is a Lecturer at Cardiff University, UK.

Louise Jensen is the project lead for the Stiwdio Arts Group, UK.

Hamed Al Battashi is a lecturer in mental health in Oman. He is currently doing his Ph.D with the University of Case Western, USA.

About the Series

Advances in Mental Health Research

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health