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Coming soon! Promoting Public Mental Health and Well-being

Promoting Public Mental Health and Well-being

Principles into Practice

Jean S. Brown, Alyson M. Learmonth and Catherine J. Mackereth

What factors affect mental health and well-being on a societal and individual level, and how can mental health be enhanced through effective prevention and intervention? This book sets out key strategies, and case studies demonstrate principles in practice. Essential reading for mental health and public health professionals and students. more »

November 2014, Paperback: £22.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-567-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: community care, counselling, depression, early intervention, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, resilience, self esteem, social care, social policy, social work, suicide

New! Recovery and Renewal

Recovery and Renewal

Your essential guide to overcoming dependency and withdrawal from sleeping pills, other 'benzo' tranquillisers and antidepressants

Baylissa Frederick

A courageous, supportive and complete guide to overcoming prescription drug dependency, this book provides everything you need to know, from how to recognise symptoms to how to make steps towards recovery. With the author's personal experience of dependency as a backdrop, it also includes advice for family, friends and health professionals. more »

2014, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-534-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: addiction, adults, anxiety, complementary therapies, counselling, depression, diet, drugs, health care, mental health, mental illness, nursing, occupational therapy, pain management, psychology, psychotherapy, seizures, suicide, trauma

New! Supporting People through Loss and Grief

Supporting People through Loss and Grief

An Introduction for Counsellors and Other Caring Practitioners

John Wilson

This accessible handbook provides a comprehensive guide to working with people experiencing grief, bereavement and loss. It covers theories and models of grief, essential skills and how to support people in practice. It is essential reading for counsellors, bereavement support volunteers, palliative care nurses, students and trainers. more »

2013, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-376-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 248pp

Keywords: bereavement, counselling, death, depression, grief, palliative care, pastoral care, social work, suicide

How People with Autism Grieve, and How to Help

How People with Autism Grieve, and How to Help

An Insider Handbook

Deborah Lipsky

The book is an honest, first-hand account of how people with autism deal with the loss of someone in their life. It explores how people with autism feel and express the loss and how they come to terms with their grief, offering practical advice to parents and carers on how best to support someone with autism during these difficult times. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-954-1, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 128pp

Keywords: Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, counselling, death, emotions, families, grief, high functioning autism, suicide, trauma

The Essential Guide to Life After Bereavement

The Essential Guide to Life After Bereavement

Beyond Tomorrow

Judy Carole Kauffmann and Mary Jordan

The period following the death of a loved one can be a time of great turmoil. This sensitive book acts as a helpful and supportive road map through the initial period of loss, and the weeks and months that follow. As well as the emotional and spiritual aspects of bereavement, it covers important practical considerations, which are often overlooked. more »

2013, Paperback: £12.99/ $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-335-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 176pp

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, bereavement, cancer, carers, children, counselling, death, dementia, depression, families, grief, health care, intellectual disabilities, suicide

Finding Your Own Way to Grieve

Finding Your Own Way to Grieve

A Creative Activity Workbook for Kids and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Karla Helbert

Explaining death in concrete terms that children with autism will understand, this book discusses the complicated and painful emotions of bereavement, and offers creative and expressive activities that facilitate healing. This interactive book is ideal for children and teens to work through by themselves, with a parent, or with a professional. more »

2012, Paperback: £14.99/ $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-922-0, 246mm x 173mm / 10in x 7in, 192pp

Keywords: adolescence, art therapy, Asperger syndrome, autism, bereavement, children, counselling, creative therapies, creativity, death, disability, emotions, expressive therapies, families, grief, high functioning autism, parenting, pastoral care, pervasive developmental disorder, PSHE, special education, suicide, teenagers, youthwork

What Does Dead Mean?

What Does Dead Mean?

A Book for Young Children to Help Explain Death and Dying

Caroline Jay and Jenni Thomas
Illustrated by Unity-Joy Dale

Death is a big concept, and can be confusing and distressing to explain to young children. This simple guide presents 17 'big' questions children might ask about death, and answers each clearly, simply and truthfully. Each question is accompanied by an illustration and a prompt to encourage children to explore their feelings. more »

2012, Hardback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-355-6, 210mm x 210mm / 8.25in x 8.25in, 32pp

Keywords: bereavement, cancer, children, counselling, death, education, grief, palliative care, parenting, pastoral care, social work, suicide

A Short Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People Who Self-Harm

A Short Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People Who Self-Harm

Carol Fitzpatrick

An easy-to-read guide for parents, carers and professionals working with young people showing signs of self-harm and suicidal behaviours, which gives advice on how to identify problems and how to support the young person. more »

2012, Paperback: £12.99/ $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-281-8, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 112pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, children, counselling, depression, families, looked after children, mental health, parenting, pastoral care, residential care, self harm, social care, social work, suicide, teenagers, youthwork

The Therapeutic Milieu Under Fire

The Therapeutic Milieu Under Fire

Security and Insecurity in Forensic Mental Health

Edited by John Adlam, Anne Aiyegbusi, Pam Kleinot, Anna Motz and Christopher Scanlon

This groundbreaking book explores the psychodynamics and socio-politics of the forensic therapeutic milieu. Contributors describe the ethical, intellectual and emotional challenges of their work, providing readers with a theoretical and practical understanding of factors that help and hinder the development of effective therapeutic relationships. more »

2012, Paperback: £29.99/ $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-84905-258-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 256pp

Keywords: addiction, anger management, anxiety, bullying, challenging behaviour, forensic psychiatry, forensic psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, joint working, mental illness, offenders, probation, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, resilience, risk assessment, substance abuse, suicide, supervision, therapeutic communities, trauma, violence

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

A Comprehensive Guide to Suicidal Behaviours

Working with Individuals at Risk and their Families

David Aldridge and Sergio Pérez Barrero

This book explains the classifications and manifestations of suicide, risk factors, at-risk groups and warning signs. Advice on effective communication and strategies for distress management are offered for use with vulnerable individuals, those who have survived a suicide attempt and families coping with bereavement. more »

2012, Paperback: £21.99/ $37.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-025-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: adults, alcohol, bereavement, bullying, child protection, children, counselling, death, depression, families, grief, group psychotherapy, mental health, mental illness, older people, palliative care, pastoral care, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, relationships, risk assessment, self esteem, self harm, social care, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, trauma, violence, youthwork

Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

Responding to Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents

A Professional's Guide to Identification, Intervention and Support

Steven Walker

This is a practical guide for professionals on understanding and responding to self-harm in children and adolescents. It includes information about what self-harm is and who is likely to self-harm, and provides practical advice on how to identify self-harm, how to respond and intervene, and how to support the child or young person. more »

2012, Paperback: £15.99/ $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-172-9, 216mm x 138mm / 8.5in x 5.5in, 144pp

Keywords: adolescence, child psychology, counselling, early intervention, health care, mental health, nursing, risk assessment, safeguarding children, self harm, social work, suicide, teenagers

After the Suicide

After the Suicide

Helping the Bereaved to Find a Path from Grief to Recovery

Kari Dyregrov, Einar Plyhn and Gudrun Dieserud

This accessible book provides complete guidance for those working with the suicide bereaved. It addresses why the suicide happened, how suicide survivors commonly react and cope, and where support can be found. Drawing on the testimonies of suicide survivors and research, it will help the bereaved move forwards on their path from grief to recovery. more »

2011, Paperback: £18.99/ $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-211-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 192pp

Keywords: addiction, bereavement, counselling, death, depression, grief, mental health, pastoral care, practical theology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, psychotherapy, resilience, social care, social work, suicide, theology, trauma

Working with Suicidal Individuals

Working with Suicidal Individuals

A Guide to Providing Understanding, Assessment and Support

Tony White

Working with Suicidal Individuals provides a comprehensive guide to understanding suicide, the assessment of risk, and the treatment and management of suicidal individuals. It covers the theory behind suicidal behaviour, using Transactional Analysis to explore the personality types of suicidal individuals and to understand their motivations. more »

2010, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-115-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: counselling, depression, health care, mental illness, nursing, psychology, psychosis, psychotherapy, risk assessment, self harm, suicide

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties

How to Help Children and Young People with Complex Behavioural Difficulties

A Guide for Practitioners Working in Educational Settings

Ted Cole and Barbara Knowles

The authors examine the underlying causes of BESD, and discuss research-based theory. They offer a range of interventions and therapies for use in and out of school, and encourage practitioners to develop skills such as engaging with parents, identifying special educational needs and setting constructive boundaries. more »

2010, Paperback: £18.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-049-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: ADD, addiction, ADHD, adolescence, advocacy, alcohol, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, bulimia, bullying, challenging behaviour, child protection, child psychology, children, children's rights, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling, depression, disability, divorce, drugs, dyslexia, dyspraxia, eating disorders, education, educational psychology, emotions, families, inclusive classroom, mainstream education, mental health, occupational therapy, parenting, pastoral care, psychology, resilience, safeguarding children, self esteem, self harm, social care, social work, special education, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, violence, youthwork

Exploring Bullying with Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Exploring Bullying with Adults with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

A Photocopiable Workbook

Anna Tickle and Bettina Stott

This photocopiable workbook encourages adults who have been involved with bullying - as either victims or perpetrators - to explore what bullying is, its effects, and how to tackle it successfully. Readers are invited to consider the thoughts, feelings and actions associated with bullying and offered helpful strategies for dealing with it. more »

2010, Paperback: £29.99/ $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-035-7, 279.4mm x 216mm / 11in x 8.5in, 320pp

Keywords: adult protection, adults, anger management, anxiety, Asperger syndrome, autism, bullying, challenging behaviour, community care, counselling, depression, disability, emotions, grief, high functioning autism, mental health, nonverbal learning disabilities, occupational therapy, pastoral care, self esteem, self harm, sexual abuse, social care, social skills, special education, substance abuse, suicide, teenagers, violence

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