A Complete Guide to Primary Care Mental Health

PCMH coverThis book + 3 CD-ROM set is the essential aid for anyone involved with the primary care of mental health, including GPs, pre-registration general nurses, Clinical Psychology students, Public Health Nurses, Occupational Health Nurses, Health Centre Managers, Community Mental Health teams, Social Workers, Graduate Mental Health Workers, Low Intensity Workers and Voluntary Sector workers.

This essential and authoritative reference book and CD-ROM set offers a comprehensive resource for all those involved in treating mental health at primary care level.

The CD-ROMs contain learning material vital for training in evidence-based cognitive behavioral interventions, which includes test exercises, video clips and extensive links to relevant websites and other sources of up-to-date information.

The book contains essential information and learning resources which include: the culture and processes of primary mental healthcare; policy, legal and ethical frameworks; managing the patient's journey; the modernization agenda; social inclusion; the expert patient; advocacy and health promotion; voluntary sector resources; leadership; and the management of change.

The clinical skills teaching and learning resource follows the Stepped Care model recommended by NICE guidelines for anxiety and depression.

About the authors
A Complete Guide to Primary Care Mental Health was developed by a team of authors with expert knowledge of the field, in collaboration with the Centre for Clinical and Academic Workforce Innovation at the University of Lincoln (CCAWI).

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Praise for A Complete Guide to Primary Care Mental Health

'I think it is a great package. It is well presented, and the content is comprehensive and detailed... I particularly liked the wide range of issues covered. Overall, I was really impressed.' Daisy Forster, Graduate Mental Health Worker

'This would be very useful for GP Registrars (and some GPs who are rusty on their knowledge in this area) as we have to learn the same and here it all is on one CD. I think the whole CD set would be very useful for the graduate workers in mental health.' Dr Dilip Patel, GP, Middlesex

'I like the visual aspects of the CDs, and how it is thematically structured into specific areas very helpful.' Mary Steen, Royal College of Midwives

'It is excellent as a reference tool and gives me the knowledge and confidence to work with mothers with mental health issues.' Indrah Carter, Health Visitor

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