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Gwen Howe

After 15 years in psychiatric social work, including experience of working with the mental health law, Gwen Howe went on in 1989 to pioneer a centre for individuals with serious mental illness which she ran until 1994. She has written several books, including Working with Schizophrenia and Getting into the System, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

JKP publications by Gwen Howe

  1. Mental Health Assessments

    Mental Health Assessments

    Gwen Howe

    Written with the help of sufferers and carers to give a consumer's perspective of how the mental health services react when a person becomes mentally ill. The book focuses on the problems that can arise when someone undergoes a formal assessment for compulsory admission to hospital and examines what can go wrong with the assessment process. Learn More
    1998, Paperback / softback, 8.46in x 5.51in / 215mm x 140mm, 144pp, £19.99
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-458-0
  2. Getting Into the System

    Getting Into the System

    Living with Serious Mental Illness

    Gwen Howe

    The book addresses, through case studies, the barriers that can be encountered by people suffering mental distress and their relatives in getting access to appropriate care and treatment. The case studies come from the experience of the group members and are subject to group analysis by people who have direct experience of severe mental illness. Learn More
    1997, Paperback / softback, 9.02in x 5.98in / 229mm x 152mm, 144pp, £25.00
    ISBN: 978-1-85302-457-3
  3. Working with Schizophrenia

    Working with Schizophrenia

    A Needs Based Approach

    Gwen Howe

    Based on a tried and tested needs-based approach it begins by looking at the present 'state of play' in society's approach to schizophrenia, and the experiences of both sufferers and their families. It goes on to identify the needs raised by such experiences and considers ways of meeting them, before detailing methods of intervention. Learn More
    1987, 200pp