Social Work and Mental Health in Scotland
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Social Work and Mental Health in Scotland by Steve J. Hothersall
Book DescriptionSince the inception of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, mental health law, policy, practice and ethos have changed dramatically in Scotland. This book provides a thorough grounding in the key issues in mental health and presents a clear picture of the current Scottish mental health scene. By highlighting the skills and values that are necessary for contemporary practice, it helps students to develop their knowledge and understanding to enable them to deliver an appropriate and responsive service for people facing mental health challenges.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844451302
(246mm x 171mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Learning Matters Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steve J. Hothersall
Social Work with Children, Young People and Their Families in Scotland, Paperback (April 2014)
A complete guide to effective social work with children and families in Scotland.
Social Policy for Social Work, Social Care and the Caring Professions, Paperback (October 2010)
Covers the discipline of social policy and its relevance to social work, social care and related practice in Scotland. This text discusses the core themes and issues permeating policy making and policy implementation in Scotland, including need, poverty, inclusion and exclusion, risk, empowerment and advocacy, immigration and welfare rights.
Need, Risk and Protection in Social Work Practice, Paperback (May 2010)» View all books by Steve J. Hothersall
This book provides a general introduction to working with risk in social care.
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Author Biography - Steve J. Hothersall
Steve Hothersall is a senior lecturer in social work at the Robert Gordon University. He has worked as both a practitioner and manager in childcare and was previously the Director of Post-qualifying and Masters programmes in Childcare at the University of York. Steve has also worked as a mental health officer, a nurse and a teacher. Mike Maas-Lowit practiced in mental health as an Approved Social Worker in England and Mental Health Officer in Scotland until he took up a lecturing post in social work in 1991, specialising in mental health law and policy. From 2005 to 2007 he worked as the Scottish Executive's MHO advisor, helping to develop MHO services on a national basis and to revise MHO training in the light of the sweeping legislative and policy changes. He has since returned to his substantive post as a lecturer in the Robert Gordon University. Malcolm Golightley has worked in the mental health field for over twenty years, drawing on extensive experience as a community development workers, Approved Social Worker, trainer and researcher. As Head of the School of Health and Social Care he has responsibility for academic leadership and, with others, developing mental health research. Until recently he was a Mental Health Act Commissioner and carried out inspections on behalf of the Healthcare Commission.
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